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Apr 23, 2009
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
MaggiesMom
Hi. Just saw your reply to Mely & wondered how you found out Maggie had those allergies? Eric's scratch test was negative for wheat, but I really think he wheezes after eating it. And, they always say - reactions trump results. What kind of symptoms were you seeing? El P.S. I know any food allergy causes concern, but honestly, I would love for Eric to just be allergic to three or four foods. Allergic to all foods is just plain insane (eosinophilic disorders).
Apr 23, 2009
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I can not imagine what moms like you, Melissa B, and others go through! Just dealing with wheat is hard.

To make a long story short: Mags had awful hives at 10mths. Then she has eczema that never gets better on her feet. She had hives again several weeks ago. I just decided to have her tested...I didn't even ask the ped. IMO they're useless any way.

So...they did a scratch test. I suspected strawberries and tomatoes. NOPE! Wheat, soy, and almonds...who would have thought. The reactions were so mild that I couldn't tell they were much worse than some other normal ones.

I don't stress too bad about it bc I know she's not gonna die from it...but I have replaced her snacks, cereals, and stuff with wheat free.

The office told me to do a couple weeks without each one, then reintroduce. While we were at the beach I reintroduced bc it was hard eating out for supper.

Her eczema had totally cleared up on her feet, then at the beach, it came back. So.....

Morgan's eczema always flares in pool water, but in a day hers was clear. Maggie's still is flaring. When we came home, I went right back to wheat-free.

I'm very on the fence about soy. I am gonna have a good talk with the allergist when we go back in a week or so.

When we went to the allergist, he did a nose swab and said she was def. an allergic child, then he did the scratch test. He put her on zyrtec, nasal spray, and a new eczema cream. I haven't had to use any of it in a while. So now I wonder how much the wheat was affecting her just in terms of mucous and stuff. You know she has ear tubes.

My advice is go with your gut. Even the nurse told me that none of those tests are 100% accurate. If you have a Whole Foods store, they have loads of good stuff that's wheat free.

A mom from here that I'm friends with on FB did a whole blog for me of wheat free items and recipes ;) I've gotten soooo much support from PAGER moms.

Apr 23, 2009
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Yikes, sorry about the book :)
Apr 24, 2009
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
Hey, loved the book! Just kidding - actually I love details. I'm glad you went strait to the allergist & got some answers. I agree about the pediatricians. If we listened to ours, Eric would still be screaming 24/7. When Eric was a little over a year, we put him on soy formula. Within a few weeks he developed eczema over his face (looked like a little teenager). The pediatrican said it was a virus, & the GI Dr. said it was the sun. Funny how it disappeared after we started him on Neocate. All the best to little Mags - I'm sure she will feel much better now. El
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