Thursday, March 13, 2008

Oats are on the outs

Sachy's been doing a food trial--oats. He'd been very excited, because he could have oatmeal and Honeycomb cereal as well as Mommy's really bad oat flour cookies and very yummy oat flour pancakes. The most exciting part was that we had ordered oat matzah for Passover, and he was going to have matzah for the first time in his life.

Unfortunately, today he had to come home from school with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomitting. Right on day 10 of the trial, exactly when he typically develops enough damage to start reacting.

So, oats are a no-go. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to be having too extreme an immune response; no 105 fever, no non-stop vomitting, and so on. However, it does seem exactly like a reaction and not a virus (especially since no one else has any sign of viral illness). I'm probably even more disappointed than he is; somehow I was starting to convince myself he was going to get through this one and get this food, and maybe be on his way to a lot of new foods.

I'm definitely motivated now to create the APFED fund-raising flyers we have been planning but not getting to. I so hate eosinophilic gastroenteritis on Sachy's behalf.

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