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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Another banana reaction...

On Sunday I decided to try bananas with Elijah again, since he had an upcoming appointment with our Pediatrician. It has been about 6 weeks since he had any banana..and has been introduced to a handful of other baby foods and he'd been fine. I was truly beginning to think it was a fluke the first time, but I still wanted to eliminate that possibility.
I gave him banana around 230pm. He only took about 3 or 4 bites. He really didn't want it. I nursed him afterward for a few minutes. About two hours passed by and i thought we were in the clear. Then at 5pm..as Mikey was holding him..he puked a little on the piano. I was busy in the kitchen, so I ran in to get him. Then he started to gag and puke again. I  knew it then.
He continued to vomit about every 10 mins. And started to get really lethargic. He would literally lay there with his eyes barely open. His face was pale..cool and clammy. At one point I laid him on our bed..and tried to lift his head. His eyes open just slits..he would't 'wake up'..until he would start to gag and vomit again. At 615 we were getting ready to take him to the ER. We had him in the carseat and bags ready on our way out the door..then he had a major diarrhea diaper. I changed him, and Gabe mentioned maybe we should wait it out at home for a while. He ran to the store to get some Pedialyte. If it were like last time..eventually he would snap out of it..as long as we could keep him hydrated.

The vomiting continued for hours..but spread out in between. As did the diarrhea. Around midnight..he DID perk up! Finally. His eyes opened wide and he would look around and started to get agitated. Then he nursed well. I thought he was better. But then he would puke up ALL the milk he nursed, all over me. Then he'd poop..out his diaper. It was like water. This went on till about 4am.

I only got about two hours of sleep. Hubby got up with him, too, to let me get some zzzz's. He continued to have diarrhea the rest of the day..but only vomited milk a couple times..and not much during the day. I do wonder, if we had just taken him in and he had some Zofran, if it would've helped him like last time.

So now I am 99% sure it's the bananas. However, my pediatrician who I saw this week about it doesn't think it's FPIES. Just said to avoid bananas.  I'm not really sure what to do if/when it happens again. So in the meantime, I will get back to jotting down everything Elijah eats and being mindful about what I give him and when. I was starting to get lax about that, thinking it was just a fluke thing. He doesn't have much interest in solid food and mostly just wants to nurse! I'm SO glad that we're nursing.

Anyway..I'll update if anything else happens!