An Exciting Theo Update – Life With Allergies.

For long-term followers, Theo’s many allergies and health issues will come as no surprise. But many may not realize quite how restricted his diet is or what he deals with on a daily basis.

With 14 food/environmental/medicinal allergies, each day has the possibility to become a battle. He also suffers from eczema and asthma, low vitamins & minerals in his blood and severe anemia among-st other issues that we await diagnosis for.

Because of allergies, we’ve experienced fear unlike anything I have ever felt. Read ‘You Were Just Sleeping’ for more of an insight…

Because of his allergies he fears food, his diet, already restricted by allergies, is further restricted by his desire to mainly eat crunchy foods, and definitely no sauces or gravy!

The past four years have at times been exhausting, but today, I felt hope.

Myself and Theo attended an appointment with Theo’s consultant and dermatologist, in which we discussed a new treatment plan for his problematic skin and came up with a new regime which I hope will give him some relief.

Then we discussed food… there are several foods that will need to be reintroduced to Theo over the next few years but the one I have been keen on trialing is soya.

I feared suggesting a trial, but when I bit the bullet and asked whether they would support my choice, they fully agreed, what a relief!

Theo already tolerates soya lecithin, which is classed at being at the bottom of the soya ‘ladder’. I feel confident that with super slow introduction we may eventually be able to tick soya off the list.

Are you an allergy mummy, or do you suffer from allergies yourself? Do you have any tips regarding reintroduction you’d like to share?

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  1. Jade Ring 4th August 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Ahh fab news lovely! Sounds like it’s a move in the right direction and so positive xx

  2. Sara 5th August 2017 / 6:13 am

    That’s truly awesome. As an allergy mum I too can totally understand your excitement, as all 3 of mine have allergies to dairy if varying degrees and my youngest too is allergic to soya.
    I can’t begin to imagain handling so many allergies, and food sensory difficulties too. X

  3. Rebecca 5th August 2017 / 7:11 am

    Thrilled to bits for you and Theo Chloe, this is a big leap in the right direction xx

  4. Aly 5th August 2017 / 11:08 am

    My son is 15 and has had allergies since birth. After his last test results the doctors are keen to reintroduce him almonds.We’ve got a 4 hour appointment next week where he’ll be tested in small amounts of almond biscuits. I never thought we’d see the day where he’d have any kind of nut again.I hope it works out for Theo because allergies do rule their lives.

  5. Ellie Chasney 5th August 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Oliver started his milk ladder just after his 3rd birthday – about a month ago we finally got the the final stage and he is fully tolerating! 2 years later but we’re finally there! Still got a lot of work to do with the fear of trying new things though!

    Asthma is our biggest problem. Poor little babies x

    • Chloe Wood 6th August 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Oh Ellie I’m so chuffed for you! Give Oliver a big squidge from me! That must be such a relief x

  6. Rhyming with Wine 11th August 2017 / 3:11 pm

    That’s brilliant news, and hopefully this will open up a range of new food choices for you and Theo. It sounds like you have put forward a great plan! Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

  7. ohmummymia 14th August 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Sounds like things are going better. I know how hard it is I don’t have any allergies but have wheat and dairy intolerance

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