I have officially decided to declare myself 100% mentally CrAzY.
Isaak went to the allergist today to find out what foods he's allergic to.
Given the last 5 months of vomiting and diarrhea, I ASSUMED he has major food issues.
So he gets poked 22 times.
20 in the back and 2 in the arm.
Ouch right? He didn't even cry the whole time. He was sooo perfect. Everyone there loved him. My doctor said that half the women who come into his office don't deserve to have children because they know NOTHING about their child. He said to me, it's so refreshing to see a mother who really earnestly CARES. I thought that was nice...given the fact that I have FOUR* children and sometimes I doubt my own capabilities.
The blue circles are his skin allergies, not a part of the test but definitely a topic of the visit. The yellow arrow is pointing to the controlled poke. This poke lets us know what the other pokes will look like if he's allergic to any of them.
You see that? Look again.
He's allergic to...
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot????
I'm sooo confused. Did I imagine all of that?
The doctor DID say that the ONLY poke that could have inaccurate results is the milk poke. He said that obviously the poke shows he is not allergic, BUT given his history having milk products he obviously IS. Well, at least I'm not TOTALLY nuts.
Here's the diagnosis:
Start to introduce soy BACK into his diet but only with ONE ounce a day, the rest Nutramigen.
Start him on rice cereal and keep him on it for a full week before introducing another food. He hates rice cereal, who doesn't?
Basically we're doing a "food challenge" to see what he takes.
Doing blood, urine and stool tests to check for other problems.
Back to the allergist in 4 weeks to re-asses.
Going to a dermatologist for his skin issues which he thinks are a form of psoriasis instead of eczema. Going to do biopsies on those. He thinks they are unrelated to the allergies but I disagree. They OBVIOUSLY got worse when he was on milk based products.
I don't know that I'm 100% happy with this doctor but I'm not sure how tricare works when you want a second opinion. It's not that I disagree with the allergy test results, I know those aren't going to change, I just feel like the next steps he wants me to take are ridiculous. When Isaak was on soy he was horribly uncomfortable, constipated, whiny, had poor sleep habits...etc. Why go back when he's doing so good on this nutramigen? The only reason he wants me to do soy is because Isaak's stools are still VERY mushy and diarrhea-y.
I think I'm going to protest adding the soy or maybe only add an ounce a day and NEVER up it.
What do you think?
SO frustrating to be the mom and KNOW that you didn't just imagine all of these issues that he's having and STILL having.
Or did I?