I truly hope someone will take the time to help me here if you have any ideas or suggestions.
Since my son was a couple weeks old he has had stomach problems, has fitful sleep, and a stuffy nose. At first his stool was watery frothy green and he had a ton of gas. He would cry from about 10pm to 4 am usually. My research led me to think it was dairy allergy. Tried taking out dairy. Then thought it was from him getting too much foremilk. Tried insanely long hours of block nursing. His stool stopped being watery green, but now was mucus and brown watery stool. Went on total elimination diet. Tired eggs--three days later there was blood with the mucus. Assumed allergic to eggs. Same general timeline and results with wheat, corn, avocado, sweet potato, oats, mango, berries, soy, buckwheat, sorghum flour, and a few others that resulted with lots of mucus but no blood after a period with less or no mucus.
Gen. Ped. just said he was colicky and to try probiotics. Tried that and he screamed for the next 16 hours with a few 20 blocks of sleep. Called dr. all she said was I guess his body doesn't agree with it. Just don't give it to him anymore. Duh.
Went to diff Ped. who referred us to ped GI spec. who said to stay on elimination diet for the duration of breastfeeding and delay vaccinations because his immune system is obviously already stressed from his 2 mo vacc. which is when mucus mucus started.
Now he is 13 months old and has had mucus stool with the first few food we tried. Steamed zucc, green beans, pears, poss. the rice mush we made from brown rice pasta. The only thing that seems to be agreeing with him is steamed red potato mush.
But now what? Can he really be allergic to that many things? My research says that the blood test is highly inconclusive until around 2, but what do I do in the meantime? There has to be something I am missing here. Still on elimination diet--I am down to skin and bones pretty much, but my son is a healthy weight and seems happy and pain free most of the time now. Except the more terrible nights where he goes back to waking every 2 hours crying and wanting to use me as a human pacifier. Has never slept through the night.
Please help me.