I am brand new to this board and this is my very first post so I am going to bore you all with ALL the details.
William will be 18 months old on Jan. 2. At 10 months he started having daily diarrhea. Various colors, various consistancies,etc... My first thought was a bug so I took him to the ped. No bug try foods to firm him up (i.e. bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). I tried that for a while with no change. We then went to Disney World (my almost 5 yr old was granted a Make A Wish trip). Things only got worse while we were there. Upon coming home I made an appt. to have William allergy tested. Allergy testing showed positive reactions to apples and bananas. I pulled those from his diet, with no change. I then tried pulling dairy from his diet (big brother is HIGHLY dairy allergic). Still no change, so we called a ped GI. It was late October before we got in. This guy was a flop so I found anew doc. who got him in within 2 weeks. We have seen her several times and William is being scoped on Jan. 4!
Now he has had poor weight gain (he is barely 20 lbs). His poops have ranged from mush to water ALL smelling AWFUL. Color varies. He great terrible diaper rash that takes, what seems like forever, to clear up. The past 2 wks have been particularly bad. 4-8 runny diarrhea diapers a day. Rash so bad we had to see the ped (GI was out for Christmas) for a Rx cream. We HAVE NOT pulled gluten because of the upcoming scope.
His blood work was normal, but since he is under 2, I have read that the blood work can be wrong...
For the record he can not eat tomatos or chocolate either. Both produce GI reactions and a rash.