As we suspected, even though it didn't show up on the prick test, John is also allergic to soy. So that's six foods on the 'no go' list. Milk, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Beef, and Corn.
That leaves A LOT of foods to chose from when starting our food trials and tells us know what to save for the end too because with EoE he might react to one food this month and not react at all the next month. So there is a small chance I suppose, from what I've read, that in a few years one or more of those six foods might be acceptable. But also one or more of his 'safe' foods may no longer be safe. It goes both ways. It's not predictable like normal food allergies and his body doesn't react to the offending foods the same way either.
The GI Specialist suggested that we introduce rice cereal back into his diet before his scope which surprised me and Doug. I plan on talking to the nutritionalist about this before we do it but I guess at some point, regardless of how John's original pediatrician was, I'm going to have to learn to trust his Doctors.
We are scheduling another scope for some time this month and John will get one every three months while we do food trials. I will write another post on food trials, I know I said that last time!
So, the game plan now is at least 8 ounces of 1.5 cal/ml formula, at least 14 ounces of 1 cal/ml formula, 1 feeding of Nutra, and one of rice cereal every day. Got to chunk that baby up!
And now the big news!!