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. :)




Our Story

This is a long one... so get a cup of coffee and relax before you start reading. :) It starts WAY down the page (or possibly on the next page) at the "Pre-Birth" post, and will continue as long as I have new information to add to it!

This is our personal story of how we discovered, managed, and (hopefully) made it through our struggle with food allergies/intolerances.

8 comments:

Angela said...

Thanks for posting all of this, it sounds like you've been through hell. Good luck continueing to make progress in both of your recoveries.

Bekki said...

I hope you get this all figured out and both of you get healed!! I've had similar, much-smaller experiences. And I, too, noticed huge advances in my dd's allergies immediately after her rounds of vaccines. We have a lot of Asperger's Syndrome in the family, and I believe now that we are just uniquely, genetically hyper-sensitive to mercury. But that's a whole 'nother ball of wax (earwax?)

Anonymous said...

Strange, I think HepB 2mo and 4 mo vaccinations do stuff too but can't convince my dr's. I am staggering and he still has reactions but because he's not baseline I don't know whats what. He has also reacted to broccoli and spinach.
Thank you for posting your story and I wish you and your family health, health and more health.

Anonymous said...

Came across your blog while procrastinating today - this probably won't help, but...

Are you using white vinegar in your bone broth? I know they say that all of the wheat gluten gets destroyed by the processing that goes into making the vinegar, but I still seem to react to it (bad reaction last week) so I just stick with apple cider vinegar - rice vinegar would I guess be your other option? You don't say what kind you use (or if you do I missed it :-), so for what its worth... good luck!

Jessica said...

I actually don't use any vinegar in my broth. I cook it for about 48 hours until the bones are nice and mushy. :)

Victoria said...

OMG! I just wanted you to know that you are NOT alone! My life since having my now 9 month old son, mirrors yours. I have never had the pleasure of knowing what my son is like normally. He is exclusively breastfed. I had no antibiotics or anything during pregnancy. He was a vaginal delivery with no complications. I have NO idea what brought on the immense problems we have had since he was born. I too have tried sooo many things. I don't even think I eat 1,000 calories a day, which has resulted in a 70 lb weight loss, leaving me at only 115 lbs since I've had him. Figuring out what he is having oozing crusty eczema to has been like finding a needle in a haystack. I have only seen him clear 4 or 5 times since he was 2 months old when he had his first and only vaccinations. I have had boughts of depression because I am so isolated in what I can eat, no one can relate. Holidays, which are usually my favorite time of year, left me watching everyone else enjoy lovely things to eat, while I ate chicken, rice, and carrots. Trying to get a doctor that knows anything is ridiculous , too. Every single one tries to convince me I am the problem, that breastfeeding is harmful to him, what a JOKE! Breastfeeding is probably what's keeping him alive. Anyway, I will keep your blog in my favorites, since this is the first time I have ever read anything that I has mirrored my own life so far. E-mail me anytime, rvkbyates@hotmail.com

Ruth said...

Hello -
I was riveted by your story. It's almost June and I'm wondering how things are with you now. Do you have time for an update?
I found your blog because I have a baby who is 8 months old and I haven't been able to find a solid food she can eat.

Jessica said...

Ack! I know, I'm way behind...

I will try to post an update in the next couple days!!