My son is 20 months old, he is 18 lbs and 28 and 1/2 inches tall. He has been listed as failure to thrive since shortly after birth. When he was born we could not find a formula he could hold down, even when thickened. He was given the diagnosis reflux. Given medicine and put on different formulas. Medicine did not help. We exhausted all of the formula choices. We finally ended up taken him off all together, and put him on 7 up, which was the only thing he could hold down. Shortly after he turned 9 months, we started him on solids, he threw all of the baby foods up too, and since birth along with the vomiting, he has had episodes of diarreah, by the time he was one he had been hospitalized 4 times with servere dehydration. We have just recently been through a 7 week bout of diarreah, during which we have had him in the er 2 weeks ago with severe hives. He saw a Gastoenterologist, but they said there was nothing they could do, they think everything is allergy related. So I made an appointment with the allergist, and he tested negative to the skin test, so they said there was nothing they could do, but me and my husband have noticed he has reactions to milk, eggs, anything with citric acids, and hotdogs, but I am starting to wonder if he might be allergic to preservatives in the food, because he is reacting to some foods, that have none of these things in them. By the way he is still on 7 up for his fluids. We have tried everything from watered down fruit juice to sunny delight, to caprisun, to everything else, and he either throws it up, or ends up with severe diarreah. Does anyone have any advice for me?:confused:Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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