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So I cut out the rice bread & the enjoy life bars, which were the only processed foods I was eating. Since then DS's poops have been about the same - yellow to yellowish/green with some mucous. Certainly a far cry from what he had before, which was a lot of green mucous.<br><br>
However, the allergy ring around his butt persists (I will ask doc to look at it at his next appt) and the last 3 or 4 days he has been very fussy. Not napping much, terrible at night, when he seems uncomfortable. He still has red cheeks off and on. Also, sometimes I notice he has these very small, light pink dots on his face that come and go rather quickly. Is this some sort of Jr. hive? Do you think it's possible he is reacting to one of the few foods I'm eating?<br><br>
Finally, assuming his gut is no longer under direct assault is there anything I can take, which will be transferred through my BM that might help his gut heal? Or is it just a waiting game?<br><br>
I'm sort of feeling frustrated. Not sure if its lack of sleep but I still feel like the wheels are coming off the wagon. I did talk to his ped. who said that they can do testing on him but at his age it's notoriously inaccurate and the best way to figure things out would be through an elimination diet. But I can't figure out what to do next.
 

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What ARE you eating?<br>
My daughter also gets the little red bumps on her face after eating something bad. And the flushed cheeks. And she got the red ringed butt too.<br>
It's hard, but hopefully you can figure it out.<br>
If you started on an elimination diet and after a week, there are still issues, then I'd say substitute something with something else (like lamb for turkey to see if turkey was the issue) to see if it's one of the foods you ARE eating. People CAN react to anything, so even on an elimination diet which says eat rice and turkey, you could be reacting to the rice or the turkey. Know what I mean. Food intolerances unfortunately are hard to figure out. But once they are, life is better. Much.<br>
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This is what I'm eating:<br><br>
Turkey, chicken, lamb, sweet potatoes, squash, rice, quinoa, pears, salt, olive oil, coconut oil.<br><br>
Which do you think I should get rid of? Would rice be the logical choice?<br><br>
BTW, what were the symptoms of silent reflux? The thing is that sometimes he'll sleep ok, other times not. What does that mean?
 

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Turkey, chicken, lamb, sweet potatoes, squash, rice, quinoa, pears, salt, olive oil, coconut oil.<br><br>
Which do you think I should get rid of? Would rice be the logical choice?<br><br>
BTW, what were the symptoms of silent reflux? The thing is that sometimes he'll sleep ok, other times not. What does that mean?</div>
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Are your meats organic?<br><br>
Other than that, I'd remove the coconut first. My dd is allergic to coconut and it took so long to figure out because it's supposed to be such a safe, healthy food. I know that a couple other moms/babies on this board had problems with coconut, too.
 

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Yes, the meats are organic. Guess its bye bye coconut oil.
 

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I would take out the pears and squash, only because those are two things my daughter reacted to. See, it's all personal? Can you take out pears and add in bananas for a fruit? I think it's reacted to less. But again, it could be anything. I had to just keep taking things out of my dd's diet until I got it right.<br><br>
Is the salt sea salt? iodized salt has corn in it.<br><br>
Not sure about silent reflux. I raised the head of my daughter's mattress (put a pillow under one end) and had her on Zantac. But as soon as all the food intolerances were removed, I took her off the Zantac, then took the pillow out and she was fine. My dd just woke up crying/screaming a lot during the night. Certainly not SILENT! But supposedly reflux.
 

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Crap, literally.<br><br>
So we had another restless night. He wouldn't sleep on him stomach at all. Then this am he had a big, green, mucousy poop with flecks of red blood.<br><br>
So Pears, rice or quinoa? All are things I ate before but not in great quantity.
 

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I vote for pears, but can you replace it with something else? banana? mango? Look at the food family chart, and see if rice and quinoa are in the same family. That could give a clue. I know it's hard. But you'll get through it.<br>
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Apparently rice is a grass & quinoa is a grain. I'm only thinking of dropping quinoa b/c I added it last. Of course it could be just too much rice or something.<br><br>
Is it ok to substitute? I have org bananas so I could def. do those.
 

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I'd say do a substitute with the bananas, so that you're getting some kind of fruit (unless you can think of an uncommon fruit that you haven't had much exposure to).<br><br>
That was my other thought, about getting too much of one thing, but when you're on so few foods, you can't help but eat a lot of one. My daughter has rice milk, and rice cereal, and rice, so I'll be in trouble if she develops an intolerance to rice!<br><br>
I'd say try a couple days of bananas instead. You can at least tell whether it gets better, worse, or stays the same. If it gets better, then you found it. If it gets worse, switch back to pears, and switch out the squash. That's all I did when I found dd having problems with the elimination diet. I was on the one from Dr. Rapp's book Is This Your Child? though which wasn't as limiting as the one that you're on.<br>
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I can't do quinoa myself. It had me racing to the bathroom. I've heard you have to rinse off some toxins or something - I've been too afraid to try it again.
 
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