My almost two year old son was diagnosed with a leaky gut in December after doing a food sensitivity test. His doctor (who's been absoultely wonderful) said he has a leaky gut due to the number of food senstivities that came back in the results.
The reason that we took the test was because a few weeks after he was born, he ended up with a diaper rash which his doctor said is due to food sensitivity. I cut out dairy and gluten and it went away. However he ended up with reflux which his doctor said is due to food sensitivity. I continued on the dairy/gluten free diet and a homeopathy medicin (sorry don't remember what it was) and it was under control. Then at six months he got eczema which his doctor said was due to food sensitivity. For the life of me I could not figure out what other than gluten/dairy it could be. At 10 months I finally figured out the third sensitivity: CORN! Which is in everything. Thinking that he was sensitive to Corn all along and not dairy I introcdues dairy back in (big mistake.) At 12 months he got constipation which his doctor said was due to food sensitivity. At 15 months still dealing with constipation his doctor said to cut out dairy. Scared and naive at the time that I was cutting too much fom his diet I cut and dairy and added gluten (another big mistake). Constipation issues continued. At 20 months we did the food sensitivity test which confirrmed that he's sensitive to Corn/gluten/dairy (intolerance, not allergic) along with a leaky gut. A lot more knowlegeble by this point, I cut all grains/dairy/corn from out diet. He takes cod liver oil, priobiotics and vitamine supplements every night. I try to give him green smoothies and fermented vegetables every day or every other day. We try to incorporate honey and coconut oil when possible. It's hard to do every day because he's so young. After a month on this diet he started to go a lot more regulary, his eczema was completely gone, unde eye circles were compeltely gone, glue ear was gone. Then his bowl movements when to the other spectrum. They were loose and sometimes had undigested food in them. His doctor kept assuring me that this was part of the process. This lasted for two months. Then about three weeks ago all of a sudden he started to have formed bowl movements and went everyday for two weeks except for one day each week. I thought he was cured, so excited! Then he started going every other day and now he hasn't gone for two days.
Am I back to square one? How long is it going to take for him to heal and have regular bowl movements? What I am doing wrong? What else should I be doing? How do I know he's healing? I am so frustrated and I feel so defeated at this point