Thursday, March 11, 2010


I took Carson back to the Immunologist/Allergist today to share the results we received from the GI testing. We had already done some blood testing with this doctor and the good news is that he said we can eliminate true food allergies (IgE). He tested negative for the epi pen, break out in hives, true food allergies (which is great news).
The doctor believes based on the symptoms (distended stomach, high levels of bacteria, food intolerance, chronic ear infections, etc.) that he has IgG and IgA deficiencies (aka "immune system disorder"). A blood test will determine if he has it and how severe the disorder is. For many children, restricted diet, potent pro-biotics and antibiotics are enough to sustain them. For children than have a severe deficiency, immunoglobulin gamma transfusions are necessary every three weeks to keep patients healthy enough to engage in normal activities.
Fortunately, his diet is already clean and very restricted and he is on a potent probiotic, so we are taking the right steps. More bloodwork and testing to come..but hopefully we are headed in the right direction.

"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15

1 comment:

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

it sounds like they are chipping away at what is going on. even small bits of info is encouraging at this point. yeah for no allegries!