So, both my boys have had new allergy tests done over the past month, scratch tests and RAST tests. The results were surprising, overwhelming, and depressing. I am trying to research the new allergens, and rethink all of the meals the boys currently eat. Learning to eat without Corn [and its numerous derivatives], is proving to be a challenge, as I feel yeast will be hard to work around too. Sad for my older son who cried when I told him he couldn’t have hot dogs, bread or “butter” [canola] anymore.
Jacob, my almost 2 year old, is now showing allergies to the following: Eggs, Peanuts, Dairy- all severe; also allergic to: Canola/Rapeseed; Strawberry, Black bean, Lentil, Green Pea, Green Bean, Corn, Soy, Tree Nuts-[Almond/Pecan/Cashew]-, and mildest reactions to Wheat and Potato. UPDATE: First RAST test results came in today [8/22] and showed reactions to: Olive was higher than the rest of these listed~ Wheat, Oat, Barley, Gluten, Soy, Rice, Coconut, Tomato, Summer Squash, Squash, Raspberries, Lima Beans, Apple, Spinach~So, some I knew about, and some more new ones- Trying to wrap brain around what and how I am to feed this child! I am admittedly overwhelmed!
Caleb, my 5 y/o is starting Kindergarten. He has been tested previously for Dairy, Peanut-Severe!- and Tree Nuts, and nutmeg. He has had bowel symptoms for as long as I can remember- so we had him tested for more things today and I was shocked when his results showed him to be allergic to: Pork, Beef, Egg, Canola, Bakers Yeast, as well as Peanut, Dairy, and Tree nut [a milder reaction than in the past].
Of course these results may be greater once all the final RAST results come in~ I will keep you posted! As I research these new “forbidden” foods I will add pages here to help us all! 🙂