Egg Trial – stopped

After a rough night for Tim

Very unsettled, woke numerous times, dosed up on medicines.

Woke with no duvet at the wrong end of the bed.

When asked if anything hurt before medicine he said his stomach.

When he woke again and asked the same question he said no, but said he

‘tummy umcommball’

translated as uncomfortable

so we have made the decision to stop any egg for a while until everything is back to normal and rethink then

it looks like it means that occassionally he can have a bit of cake with egg in, just not regulalrly, but we will test it out again at some point to see how it goes.


Egg Trial

Apologies for not having written anything for a few days, but as usual life got hectic, we were busy visiting family and friends and Tim has had to take his daily dose of cake with him.

As you will see from the pictures there have been days when I have struggled to get him to eat them, I have had to encourage with decorating etc, anything I can to get them eaten.

Generally he hasn’t seemed too bad, but as time has gone on he is generally seeming more bloated and has not been pooing as regularly as he had, today he even came to find me upset and crying moments before doing a poo, so although we don’t think he is having a bad reaction we still suspect he is reacting in someway. Which is why we have remained on the cake a day rather than moving onto the next step of the ladder.

We see the dietician this week so will try and keep it up until then and discuss with him to see what he thinks we should do.

If we are advised to stop by the dietician at least we have some nice chocolate chip filled cakes to end with. A lot of allergy parents will complain that friends and family just don’t understand, or make any effort to support you, but occasionally there is someone who does everything they can to involve your child and make them feel normal,

So thank you V for a wonderful ‘normal’ afternoon.


Egg Trial – day 2

Today is the 2nd day of Tim’s egg trial.

We started the day with a trip to the doctors for Sam as he is still having constipation issues, the doctor has put him back on the same medication as before and has said he could be on it for years.

So once we were home I felt I was back to dosing everyone up again, Sam with his medicine drink and Tim with his cake containing egg.

Unfortunately today he was not so keen to eat it, there was an issue with him spilling his drink and then getting upset,
so I don’t know whether he didn’t want it because

  • he didn’t fancy cake today,
  • it is making him feel unwell in anyway,
  • or just because he had got upset by spilling his drink,

I did manage to get him to eat it all, but had to feed every bit of it to him after the first couple of bites.

Lets see what tomorrow brings

Egg trial – day 1

As I mentioned yesterday today we started Tim’s Egg trial.

This morning the eggs were picked.

And Tim helped to make the cakes,

The piriton was packed ready for a busy day, just incase it was needed while we were out and about.

egg trial day 1 (11)

Then we left the house and Tim ate his first cake while at a coffee morning.

egg trial day 1 (13)

He is now tucked up in bed and has been fine all day, lets see what tomorrow brings.



eggsSo it is time to think about trialling Tim with foods again.

This time we are going to be giving eggs ago

Why have we decided on eggs?
Well basically because we have never been 100% sure that he is allergic to eggs, when we stopped the eggs he had gone through a phase of eating a lot of egg/egg containing foods, but around a similar time we also stopped soya, because stopping the eggs hadn’t really done the trick. So we have decided that rather than going for milk which the dieticians always seem to suggest first we want to try a ‘test’ that we think he will hopefully pass.

Fitting a food trial into life can be difficult, I would love to start it today, but we have a meeting tonight about Sam’s new school and friends will be looking after him, so although we hope he won’t react it seems unfair to give him something containing egg and then giving him to someone elses care.
So the trial will be starting tomorrow, I have already discussed with nursery how we are handling next week when he is in all day, fingerscrossed we get that far.

So which face will he be pulling when he has some cake made with eggs tomorrow?

Stopping Banana

The soya trial doesn’t seem to be getting very far as once again other things are delaying us.

Some weeks back we were having a rough time with Tim again and the only thing that was different was we had found  a recipe for banana pancakes

banana pancake

and as the boys liked them (and I had bananas that needed using) we had them a few days in a row, normally we don’t eat that many bananas here, so we wondered whether they were having any affect on him.

So we decided to cut them out of his diet for a while with the intention of trying them again in a few weeks, then we had an incident with Sammy sharing chocolate with Tim one morning,  as expected as few days later he was unwell, then we ended up at the doctor just to get a cough checked.

The doctor said he had a chest infection and gave him banana flavoured amoxycillin antibiotics.

We don’t know whether it was the the antibiotics or the flavouring that was causing the trouble,

but dose one – no problem,  dose 2 crying and inconsolable within 10minutes, this continued for around 2hours when he then fell asleep, slept for a couple of hours, woke up, played happily had 3rd dose and was back to crying within 10minutes, so we stopped them

After another couple of weeks I decided to retry banana last Friday

bananaFriday wasn’t too bad, but Saturday night wasn’t the best, by Sunday something was definitely causing trouble as he woke by 10.30 and was up until 3am, this was after paracetamol and then some time later piriton, the eczema on the backs of his legs got worse as well.

So it looks like we are off banana for a while. Hopefully nothing else is going to materialise soon.

Another delay on soya

It seems that the soya trial just isn’t meant to be.

the last post Soya take 2 said that I was ready to move on to the next stage.

So Tuesday came when I had planned to give him a spoonful of soya pudding

alpro soyaand to be completely honest I just never got around to it, Tuesday is my really hectic day, nursery drop of, pick up one at lunchtime, french lesson, swimming lesson, back to pick up number 2, then off to Guides and last week I even fitted in some breastfeeding peer support. So that was no problem, as I felt I didn’t want to rush anything, I wanted to make sure that when Tim had the soya it was all relaxed rather than being a rush where he might know that there was something strange going on.

And everything would be fine as both boys come home from nursery at lunchtime on a Wednesday, so plenty of time the next afternoon, or so I thought.

When I went to pick Sammy up from nursery I couldn’t see him, usually he is riding around on one of the tricycles, or if he hasn’t managed to ‘bag’ one of those he will just be running madly around chasing or being chased.
He was found lying down under the climbing frame, they’d asked if he was ok, had any bumps, felt ill etc, offered hugs but he wasn’t interested. By the time I carried him to Tim’s room he just led on the floor again, At the car he informed me he had a tummy ache, which is good to know as normally he just keeps everything to himself.

So we had a quiet afternoon thinking the boys could share the soya pudding after tea.

But no it still wasn’t to be, Sam played a bit, sat quietly a bit and then finally went really green looking and was sick, so the decision had to be made that it wasn’t worth the risk of trialling Tim with soya as if he were ill we wouldn’t know whether it was the soya causing it or if he had caught whatever Sam had.

No problem there leave it a couple of days and try again?

Well you might think so, but finally Tim has got the cold that has been going around the rest of us for a while, so I guess it is now a case of watch this space until further notice, as we are just waiting for that moment when everyone is healthy enough for the tiral to go ahead!

Sam and Tim