Today we started our first round of skin patch allergy testing. I'm thankful to report it went better than I expected! We just had to prove to him that it wouldn't hurt. :)
The night before, I stayed up late cooking/pureeing/smashing 26 different foods and supplements to take in for the tests.
They put a tiny amount of the food/supplement under those tiny disks. We return to the doctor's on Wednesday to remove them and do the first read, on Thursday to check it again, and again the next Wednesday for another consultation. So far he's tolerating the patch testing very well.
I am very thankful to Wendy, who I met through on online group for families dealing with EGID. She talked me through the prep work, and helped me feel like this is doable, and the testing and elimination diet will be worth it! She lives here in the valley, and her little guy, J, has the same condition. (Please pray for healing for him as well! He had his second endoscopy at a local children's hospital today.)