So I've noticed over the last few days that Nathan has very mild tiny light pink bumps on the back of his neck... I assumed it was a heat rash of sorts and not much else. This morning however, when getting him dressed I noticed that they have now spread to his shoulder and very faintly on his forehead. He has never had a problem with eczema, minus one spell he had when he was just a few weeks old that was fairly short lived.
This is just one more aspect of how tricky this EE can be! Now I am wondering if it is from the apples? He has been eating them now for one week. Do I keep feeding them to him to see if it worsens? Do I stop them now and see if it goes away? I hate not knowing what to do with this... I don't want to make the rash worse, but I don't want to take away the apples if they are not causing it! It's one of only two foods that he can eat right now for crying out loud!
I am trying to remain positive, but this is all so frustrating. We are still in the very early stages of food trials, and I am sure we will have plenty failures to come, but as a mother how do you continue to feed your child something that could be hurting them, and how do you continue to take food away from them? It's a mother's natural instinct to nourish her child, but Nathan's EE is making it a daily struggle for me to act on this instinct. It honestly hurts me that I have to limit Nathan's food in such an extreme way. And now this new worry that what I am feeding him is hurting him just makes me feel worse.