With EoE, Allergies, Asthma and a G-Tube

Beautiful Tinleigh

I have been dodging the Tinleigh post for some time now. The question everyone asks

“Does Tinleigh have the food allergies or eosinophilic esophagitis?”

Well…probably. She’s been on soy formula from the time I stopped breastfeeding. Even while I was breastfeeding I couldn’t eat or drink dairy, it just put her into fits of screaming pain. I just have been telling myself she’s like other babies that can’t handle milk.

Then there’s banana’s, they make her bottom break out pretty bad. Most recently she’s broke out in hives with raspberries. There’s something in animal crackers that makes her bottom break out too.

There’s also the fact that when she eats certain foods she gets really dark red circles around her eyes while eating. They fade shortly after she’s done.


She also chokes a lot. Now, she only has 2 teeth and will be one soon. So she wants to eat table food but doesn’t have the chompers to mash it up. The choking can come with the EoE from her esophagus being inflamed. That one is toss-up. Could be that she just can’t chew very well with her gums. However, when Gage was her age he choked A LOT and it was because he was very inflamed.

Notice no top teeth. Just two on the bottom

I haven’t called the allergist or GI doctor for her yet. I still have a huge pit in my stomach over Gage’s health right now. I do know that I will have her tested for food allergies and scoped by the year’s end. I just need to make myself make the phone call. I am slowly admitting out loud she probably has it. It’s just another hard thing to face.

October 1, 2012 - Posted by | LIVING

1 Comment »

  1. Thinking of you always my friend! Hugs! 🙂


    Comment by Jessica | October 1, 2012 | Reply

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