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It’s been just over a week since the day arrived for allergy testing.

And I’m still trying to get my head around it all!

We’ve now had written confirmation of the results of the RAST test, which show that Callum isn’t suffering from coeliac disease. I am so grateful and relieved, words can’t even describe. It’s also unlikely that he is suffering from Crohns. Again, thank god!

This kid goes through so much already, he really deserves a bit of a break!

The most likely result we have been given, is that Callum is suffering from Non IgE, non-mediated wheat allergy. This confirms the suggestion of removing all wheat products from his diet. Once completely out of his system, allowing his system to cleanse itself, and then slowly reintroducing to see if any symptoms occur is the only way of truly getting an accurate result.

To be honest, if it helps to relieve the horrible symptoms he’s currently experiencing (excess bloating, discomfort, bloody stools….!) then I’m all for it.

Anything to make him more comfortable and less in pain!

We were also advised to slowly start to reintroduce egg as he showed up negative during testing.

I’ll be honest, I was (and still am!) somewhat wary of this given his previous reactions to egg!

The safest way to test, is to give food that has egg in baked form, so what better way than to create another cake recipe – which I will post soon, I promise!

So, I made a kind of apple clafoutis type cake, that takes 40 minutes to bake. And it’s still dairy-free, wahoo! J

All good so far!

Gave a slice to Callum, and he loved it!!

Still good!

The cake was given to him for lunch yesterday.

Within an hour, he had puffy eyes, shiners, and seemed out of sorts.

By last night he had a snotty nose, was itchy and eczema was flaring….

He had us up most of the night due to his eczema making him incredibly uncomfortable.

And then, all day today he’s been very very snotty, coughing, sneezing, itchy, nasty nappies……..

My guess is ‘reaction’, it seems too much of a coincidence!!

So, my question to you lovely lot:

Reaction or a simple cold?


0 # Guest 2014-09-20 21:18
Oh little man... it sounds like a reaction, but it could also be a cold, as you are saying. It is tough, isn't it? When Dr Meyer spoke about FPIES allergies last week, I recognised all the symptoms my little one had when she was having anything with milk protein in (non IgE, so does not show on blood tests or prick tests). It sounds very similar to what Callum gets with the wheat (delayed reaction, vomiting, sore tummy, diarrhoea...). The Allergy UK website have a good article about them. x
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0 # The Intolerant Gourmand 2014-09-20 21:41
It's so hard isn't it!! Even now, I still sometimes find it a minefield! x
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0 # Guest 2014-09-20 21:36
I'd say quite possibly a reaction, but the only way to be sure is to wait for it to clear up and him to recover and then try again. If you get the same result, you know you're on to something!
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0 # The Intolerant Gourmand 2014-09-20 21:42
Yep, I agree, and it's good advice! x
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