I'm not on this forum often but have beenon occasion in the last 3 yrs with questions about my little boys (3.5yrs old). And I'm back because we are at our wits end on where to go and what to do for him.
We've been going to the doc since he was 1.5 mos because he screamed constantly, spit up undigested bm after 2-3hrs and just spat up all the time in general, nasty poops and major gas. For the first yr of his life he never slept longer than 1hr and even that was restless sleep.
We were referred to a pediatrician who sent us for allergy testing, nothing came up. We then were referred to Children's Hospital where he was diagnosed with allergic collitis and we were told to watch what he eats but he'll grow out of it and he was developing fine so they weren't really concerned. When he was wee and I was nursing I did a major elimination diet and saw some improvement when I was only eating rice, zuc, turkey, avo and pear. At this stage we avoid all dairy, gluten, soy and eggs along with citrus and night shades and several other things.
We've been working with a naturopath and have tried tummy glycerites, digestive drops, probiotics, lypocodium. We've seen temporary improvement here and there but then we're right back in it.
The symptoms at this stage are:
- tummy aches - all the time, he actually tells us in a surprised voice when his tummy doesn't hurt (not very often)
- awful, weird poops - they smell funky, sometimes they float, sometimes theres an oily residue on the water and he sometimes has a grit left on his bottom that is impossible to wipe of without a bath (very, very fine, way finer than sand), rarely has he ever had a solid poop
- dark under the eyes
- restless sleep and not much of it
- and the big one that is getting worse is his behaviour, He can be the sweetest, calmest little boys who speaks very well for his age and then be in a mode where he's not talking like he normally would, he's crying or screaming all the time, nothing is quite right and then he gets in this mode where he disconnects from himself and you can't reach him. It's like he's not even present. It's very unsettling. I'm not sure that this is food related but my gut tells me that it is. It often seems he'll have a few really hard days and then have a few nasty poops and get on track for a few days.
I have food journaled out the wazoo and the naturopath has looked over it and there's nothing we can figure out except we took out citrus and night shades - citrus seemed to help.
It's like we think we know what it is take it out and see some improvement and then it starts all over again.
I know this is very long and thank you if you took the time to read it all. Any input is appreciated.