My son has been diagnosed with allergic colitis, he is 1.5yrs. His diet is very limited, at this point all he eats is turkey, salmon, avocado, apple, peach, banana, zucchini and butternut squash. The GI specialist and the allergist we've been working with want us to start introducing more food, 2 items per wk.
Apparently at this age allergic collitis is something that is outgrown and most kids outgrow it by 1yr, but my son was not diagnosed until he was a yr old. We've never gotten his poops or tummy to normal despite cutting out almost everything at one point and both the specialist and allergist say at this point we shouldn't be cutting anything more out b/c he will eventually outgrow the sensitivity/allergy and outgrow the colitis.
My main question is (since I'm not finding the allergist all that useful these days) when I intro a new food and the next day or 2 he has chunks of that food in his poop along with some mucous would that qualify as this food not agreeing with him? And if so do I remove it and how long should I wait to intro another new food?
I'm feeling so frustrated b/c everything we seem to give him changes his poop in some way that makes it even worse then it was before (food chunks, mucous, diarhea) or makes him cry in discomfort and I really don't know what to intro next or if I should be taking stuff out.
Any suggestions or input?