Welcome to my blog!

This blog is a journal of our struggles with food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs). ("DD" stands for "dear daughter", so whenever you see it in the blog it is referring to my daughter and our personal experience.) My hope is for this blog to be a source of information and support to others who might be trying to investigate, diagnose, treat, or live with, food allergies and EGIDs. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions or requests of what you would like to see on this blog. This is a work in progress. :)

Month 3

December 2007

The rash continues to get worse. We ask about it at her 2-month checkup and the doctor says it's probably just a diaper rash. Pretty soon, the spots are raw and inflamed, and look very painful. It looks as though the skin is just gone in spots. ouch!!

Also during her 2-month appointment, DD has her first (and only) full round of vaccines. THAT night, she has a huge smell, green poo. The green poos continue from that day forward...

Before this, DD has been just an angel baby- calm, low-maintenance, hardly ever cries, sleeps 11 hours straight at night in her own bed(!!). Some time this month (after the vaccines), she does a complete 180- she starts getting fussy, which escalates to hours of screaming every night. Everything that we had read said that usually the 'colicky' period for babies is almost over by this age, so it was confusing that she was just beginning to show these behaviors.

Around this time, DD suddenly gets a raging case of cradle cap. Thick, yellow, crusty over the whole top of her head. We try massaging oils into her scalp and using a brush to massage them in... nothing works.

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