I was trying to figure out why Jessica would still have blood in her stool and I wrote down in her journal some possibilities. We plan to see what I call my primary care natural doctor on Monday and he can muscle test these things, but I think that there may be too many variables to have a muscle test come out right so I will share this with him and see what he says. I will let you know.

1. Lactoferrin in my breastmilk?
2. Hot dogs – soy isolate causing inflammation?
3. Micro yeast? – we are continuing to treat with Nystatin and grapefruit seed extract
4. Rhotorola yeast on the green balanced side of the lab test that the doc was still concerned about?
5. Lack of enough probiotics?
6. Imbalanced SCFA (Short chain fatty acids)
7. Virus in June that turned into bleeding gums
8. SBI protect – is it grown or produced in any type of starch medium tapioca starch like their other GI product
9. Stevia?
10. VSL 3 cornstarch in it?
11. Probuterate – dextrin starch in it?
12. Nuts; almonds, cashews
13. Eggs in mayonnaise?

I plan to get these muscle tested to see what’s going on with Jess.

We plan to incorporate AIP diet over the next 6 weeks and introduce foods one at a time. This seems like a daunting task to me but since Jessica has blood in her stool something like this must be done. We will go to the doctor that diagnosed her with IBD. We will retest her using Doctors Data lab which will tell us a lot of things. We will see how her body is holding on to the probiotics we are currently giving her. We will see if there is dysbiotic bacteria as well as yeast. We will see if she is making more short chain fatty acids which help lower inflammation. We will see if she still has blood in her stool and if the lactoferrin markers have gone down.

When we retest with LabCorp the only markers I am aware of right now is lactoferrin, calprotectin, and blood.

We plan to test Doctors Data every 3-4 months and LabCorp in between those tests so we can have a running tally and update extremely regularly. We want to make sure we are doing the right things and not wait so long in between testing so as to let things slip by.

I ask for God’s help in this endeavor. We can’t do this alone.

My goal and plan is to start the AIP diet in about 1-2 weeks from today which is November 9, 2018 or close to Thanksgiving. I plan to purchase SAD to AIP in 6, Angie Alt’s online group coaching program so I can get questions answered and get the support I need. https://sadtoaip.com/

We plan to do this for six weeks and then retest Jessica’s stool through Doctor’s Data lab. We will be looking to see if her lactoferrin went down, her microscopic yeast as well rotateroga yeast markers went down as well as to see if the blood in her stool is gone. So here is our plan

November 22 or 23, 2018 start AIP for 6 weeks

Retest DD first week of January 2019 stay on AIP for 3-4 more weeks until we get the lab results.

Go see Jess’s doctor first week of February

As long as all markers are good, we plan to add certain foods back in to see how her markers show up. We will add
1. Stevia
2. Potatoes
3. 1 c. rice per week or rice cakes
4. Chia seed
5. Flax seed
6. Nuts

Since we plan to retest every three months or so because of the time it takes to get lab results back this will take a year and half to do if we do it as I said above.

Very soon hopefully in the next week or two we will be embarking on an AIP autoimmune paleo protocol as outlined in Dr. Sarah Ballytyne’s book The Paleo Approach. I read half of the book The Autoimmune Wellness handbook by Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt and plan to purchase Angie’s SAD to AIP in 6 on December 10, 2018 so I can get my many questions answered as well as some support on this very difficult diet. Just a few reasons I may have to stop breastfeeding are:

1. Breastmilk can contain lactoferrin which is an inflammatory marker that has recently increased in Jessica. If my milk contains this and is negatively affecting Jessica then breastfeeding no longer makes sense because it would not be helping her.
2. My low blood sugar and blood pressure issues. I don’t know how I am going to do with no nuts and seeds. Those can be very filling even though I don’t eat them every day. It’s possible with enough fat from coconut milk and MCT oil maybe I can survive.
3. Possibly my inability to fully stop potatoes, tomatoes, a B12 supplement I take that has xylitol in it which won’t be allowed. Also I feel very healthy when taking astragalus an herb used to boost the immune system which I won’t be able to do.
4. Not sure if I will be able to fully stop stevia which I put in my smoothie with greens. I will do my best on this one.

The main concern is breastmilk lactoferrin and my own blood sugar issues. I am going to do my best but if I continue to have issues like forgetting when eating out like I did about a week ago, a salad I was eating had a tiny amount of cold raw corn in it and I just ate it instead trying to take it out. My body has healed to a great degree and I can eat small amounts of food like that and it is not a problem for me, not causing inflammation. For Jessica it’s a different story right now. We don’t know what caused the blood in her stool and even though it was a tiny amount its critical that we figure it out so worse problems don’t happen for her.

So approximately April of 2018 I committed to doing an SCD diet for myself and daughter because she needs it to heal from IBD and I am still breastfeeding. SCD stands for Specific Carbohydrate Diet and the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle gives a scientific explanation as to why this diet is supposed to work to reverse autoimmune disease.
There were problems from the beginning. I have a type of sensitivity to eggs and Jessica has an IgE allergy to eggs according to her lab tests. So even though the diet allows for eggs we didn’t eat them. The diet also allows for nuts and fermented dairy. We also don’t eat dairy at all since we both still have reactions to them. Mine are not as bad anymore but it makes Jessica congested. Too many nuts has proven to be a problem too. Honey is also allowed on the diet and that has proven to be a huge problem for both of us in the past too. When I say a problem, it made us both extremely sick.

I read the list on of foods to avoid and foods to include from SIBOinfo.com https://www.siboinfo.com/uploads/5/4/8/4/5484269/scd_food-list.pdf. I had been eating a few of the foods not allowed on the diet for a while. The foods I was eating that I was unaware of not being allowed (I don’t know how that happened since I read the book).

I was eating and not all of these were on a regular basis but tapioca flour, aloe Vera, astragalus, Pau D’ Arco (in the form of tea),liquid chlorophyll, melatonin, stevia, xylitol, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomato paste (canned), tomato sauce ((canned), canned veggies like spinach and string beans as well as balsamic vinegar. This diet gets dicey. According to research this diet has helped reverse IBD and is highly recommended for that condition. I soaked the beans for more than 12 hours before cooking and eating and I thought I was doing pretty well. Elaine Gottschall author of Breaking the Vicious Cycle who reversed her daughter’s ulcerative colitis.

Elaine says that being strict about this diet is so important. She says, “The strictness of this diet cannot be overemphasized nor should the difficulty of adhering to it be minimized. Faithful observance requires intelligence and vigilance on the part of those taking care of the individual or on the part of the person who cooks for himself or herself. It is surprising how many times a child will manage, despite the best supervision, to get hold of forbidden food. It is equally surprising how many parents will decide, despite all warnings, that “just a taste” of ice cream, cookie, or candy will do no harm. Such infringements will seriously delay recovery and it is unwise to undertake this regimen unless you are willing to follow it with fanatical adherence.” Pg. 67

The problem for me with that statement is the fact that we couldn’t eat eggs, nuts, honey, or dairy. The list was so overwhelming I felt confused and almost paralyzed at times. I have seen the effects of doing just a little of tapioca flour which Jess and I got real sick from. I saw that flour on the SDClifestyle website and as far as I know tapioca can be a alternative to grain flour on the AIP diet. We ate too much of that flour in the form of cupcakes I wanted Jess to be able to eat at birthday parties.

Elaine goes into detail about the issues of digesting sugar or carbs and how that is problematic for people with celiac, crohns, or colitis and chronic diarrhea. The thing we have been concerned about and fighting is yeast and Elaine says about yeast, “There has been a long history indicating that bacteria and yeast are involved in intestinal disease.” Pg. 13

“…all dietary components, undigested and unabsorbed carbohydrates (starch and sugar) have the greatest influence on the growth of intestinal microbes.” Pg. 47
I wanted to include here what Elaine says about SCD and how it approaches gastro challenges in autism and says, “…has been successfully doing for inflammatory bowel disease—a disorder of bacterial fermentation and the ensuing problems which occur because of bacterial fermentation. These problems resulting from bacterial fermentation are:

1. Production of excess amounts of short chain volatile fatty acids (organic acids);
2. Lowering of the pH of the blood as these acids are absorbed;
3. Overgrowth of bacteria proliferation;
4. Mutation of some bacteria such as E. coli because of the change in the pH in their colonic environment;
5. Excess toxin production caused by the overgrowth of some pathological bacteria.

It is frustrating and discouraging to me that we were not able to stick to this diet. I am not opposed to trying again but now since there was blood found in Jessica’s stool on her last lab test, we are going to take a different route this time because in essence we are following a more autoimmune paleo diet right now with the no eggs, nuts, dairy, or honey. I will be doing more research and reporting what we find and how it all works out!

We got Jessica’s new stool lab test back about a month ago but we just had our follow up appointment two days ago. Even though most of the yeast markers had gone down, occult blood showed up on her test. We were concerned and had her retested by LabCorp through our local doctor. The doc that diagnosed Jessica with IBD didn’t seem to care that we had rested through LabCorp and it was negative. She said, “If the lab test comes back positive one more time we should make sure we follow up with her gastroenterologist.” She seemed a bit concerned. Our attempts to make sense of the inflammation on the lab test also seemed futile. She said about the lactoferrin markers that, “It doesn’t matter about the standard deviation and the numbers, it should not be out of range at all.”

This was so discouraging. Doug was in shock on the drive home from the office. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says about fecal occult blood, “Occult blood means that you can’t see it with the naked eye. Blood in the stool means there is likely some kind of bleeding in the digestive tract. It may be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
Colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease

Blood in the stool may also be a sign of colorectal cancer, a type of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women. A fecal occult blood test is a screening test that may help find colorectal cancer early, when treatment is most effective. https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/fecal-occult-blood-test-fobt/

I thought maybe that the test might be wrong because of the fact that I had been giving Jessica 1000mg of vitamin C daily for several weeks before the test. I guess I didn’t see the part of the directions where it said not to take vitamin C within 2-3 days of taking the test. “Some drugs commonly cause small amounts of bleeding into the stomach or small intestine. Moreover, vitamin C and a few other drugs can cause an abnormal chemical fecal occult blood tests. Therefore, these drugs must be stopped before and during the collection of samples.”
Our doctor said it didn’t matter that she had taken a lot of vitamin C. She was positive for occult blood. I guess I was a bit confused about vitamin C. for some reason I thought taking a lot of vitamin C would cause the test to be falsely positive but the opposite is true, “Do not take vitamin C supplements or drink or eat juice or fruits high in vitamin C for 7 days before the test. Vitamin C can cause a false-negative test result.

Don’t eat red meat, such as beef, lamb, pork, and liver, for 3 days before testing. Although it’s unlikely, these foods could alter your test result.” https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=fecal_occult_blood. A study with the title False-Negative Stool Occult Blood Tests Caused by Ingestion of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and said, “In a female patient with unexplained anemia, ascorbic acid ingestion and apparent false-negative occult blood tests were related. When she stopped ascorbic acid, her stools became strongly reactive (“4+”) by three tests for occult stool blood; this association was observed repeatedly.” http://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/689937/false-negative-stool-occult-blood-tests-caused-ingestion-ascorbic-acid

This is not good news for me because I thought that the test may be wrongly positive and now it seems that it may have been right. We have so much more to learn.

Jessica has been having a harder time taking supplements. Her doctor tells us that as she gets a little older, she will fight it more and more. She’s 2 ½ years old right now and we have started to run into her fighting more.

I was thinking about the possibility of EFT helping. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping. It can be used for many different health issues. Dr. Joseph Mercola explains it this way, “EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over 5,000 years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem — whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. — and voice positive affirmations.” https://eft.mercola.com/. The first thing on the list from Dr. Mercola’s website says it can help eliminate negative emotions. I think it has helped Jessica do that to some extent when we tap while taking her vitamin C.

Nick Ortner from his book The Tapping Solution says, “Tapping can provide relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, and many others. Tapping halts the fight or flight response and retrains the brain to act and react differently. The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner pg. 2, 4, 7.

For many months we struggled with Jessica to take her vitamin C. vitamin C seemed to be the worst one because she has to take other supplements that don’t taste great either. I kind of don’t blame her for hating the vitamin C. It tastes quite sour. So even though tapping helps with past traumatic memories usually it still seemed to help Jess. Listen to what Charity Virkler Kayembe and Sherrie Rice Smith say in their book EFT for Christians about tapping, “Tapping relaxes us, raising our DHEA level, while telling our amygdala and hippocampus that the harmful harsh events of the past are over and done with, and informing our mind we are safe today.” Pg. 58

If you are a Christian and have doubts about this, EFT and especially acupuncture or acupressure points and their validity I understand that completely. I highly suggest you read the book The Genie in Your Genes which gives a pretty good and detailed explanation of not only tapping but many mind body healing techniques. Dawson Church the author of the above book makes a few observations when he says that if we actually have these meridians running through our bodies shouldn’t we find some kind of anatomical structure within the body. But there are no energy meridian structures described in any conventional anatomy textbooks. Scientists also don’t agree about these meridians because when people a cadaver is dissected there are no acupuncture meridians found. But listen to what was found, “…very careful microdissection is now showing that tiny, threadlike anatomical structures are indeed present. They were first discovered running inside blood vessels, and are called Bonghan ducts.” Pg. 135. Bonghan ducts are extremely tiny tubular structures. “Bonghan Kim, who stained and traced them throughout the body, and concluded that they were the physical channels of the meridian system.” Pg. 135

Since tapping uses some acupuncture points it might be useful to understand acupuncture just a little. Bonghan ducts are not only inside blood vessels but also on the surface of organs. They actually form a web on the surface of organs. Church says, “If healing signals do indeed travel through this system, we then have a physical model of how acupuncture, acupressure, EDS machines, and other meridian-based therapies work.” Pg. 137

“In hundreds of clinical studies acupuncture has been proven effective for a wide variety of ailments, from reducing the chest pain of heart pateints who have been unresponsive to drugs to the restoration of fertility in men to the control of chronic tension headaches…acupuncture appears to affect a wide network of brain regions, including those involved with the processing of emotions and thoughts, involuntary action, and pain…the same effect can be obtained without acupuncture needles. The massage technique of Shiatsu or acupressure stimulates acupuncture points with a practitioner’s fingers, using pressure or tapping.” Pg. 138

I am not even completely sure I did the set-up phrase properly with Jess when we used this for her vitamin C but it seemed to work anyway.

For a while I have thought that something was off about my daughter. She reacts with high emotion to many activities including being told to come and eat dinner, needing to leave a place she wants to play like the park. She hates tags on clothes, used to hate having her diaper changed as a newborn and infant, hated taking a bath when it was her first time and many other things, like had trouble with sleep, and doesn’t like textures of certain foods and gaged on them.

My daughter is polar opposite of my son in her temperament. She seems to be needy, clingy, wanted to be held all the time when she was younger and even now sometimes as a toddler. She hates being alone for a time out, she is intense in how she reacts emotionally to seemingly anything. I finally got to a point where I just accepted that this is who she is and I don’t get as frustrated and angry when she doesn’t listen or obey what I want her to do. I have come to the realization that there must be something about a food that is not right for her if she doesn’t want to eat it, she may be in pain, scared, or any number of other emotional issues that are distressing her and that is why she is reacting as she is. It has been extremely exhausting for the most part and sometimes embarrassing because people think that me and my husband just spoil her and don’t discipline her very well.

I am so grateful to have found some explanations as to what is really going on for my daughter. I was listening to a parenting podcast online and heard of the book entitled Raising your Spirited Child; A Guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic. The author explains nine different aspects to this spirited child including intensity, persistence, sensitivity, perceptiveness, adaptability, regularity, energy, first reaction, and mood.

Jessica rates high in most things except first reaction and mood where she does better with. Jessica is intense in how she experiences her emotions. She doesn’t just cry but wails and explodes. I used to think she was experiencing emotions deeply and intensely like I do. She has staying power and can cry for a very long period of time without letting up unless you pick her up and console her. My husband ignores her which has driven me up a wall because I figure she’s not really learning anything like how to control her emotions, but this trait they call persistence which means they are goal oriented and unwilling to give up easily. Jessica is sensitive in the fact that she has to have quiet to sleep, doesn’t like tags on clothes and needs her socks just so, she is a picky or ‘selective’ eater, and she has strong reactions to how things feel whether they are good or bad. She continuously apologizes when my husband and I are having a heated argument.

The fourth defining characteristic of a spirited child from this book is perceptiveness. Jessica has always noticed little things especially animals like birds in the air, that was her first word, bird. It was a very small bird I would not have noticed at first so high up. She is not great with remembering directions because she can get easily distracted with playing like when we are getting dressed in the morning. Adaptability has been the worst. She hates when one activity ends and another begins especially when that involves leaving the park or other extremely active activity. She requires anywhere from 10-20 minutes to transition from sleep to waking up right now that involves nursing still. I don’t know what will happen when we stop that. She has always been irregular with her sleep, eating, and even BM’s. I learned that these kids need a more rigorous schedule even though they seem like they don’t want a schedule at all. Jessica is high energy and always moving. She climbs on the couch still even though we have established a rule that that is not allowed. Even when she is supposed to be doing something quiet like coloring at the table, she is moving. She is so much happier when she has moved a lot in any given day. Jessica is an extrovert to a very high level so her first reaction to things is not always negative and she doesn’t seem to hold back too much but she does like to watch things a bit before jumping in sometimes and has had more difficulty adjusting to when she first arrives to pre-school or children’s church. Her mood does not seem bad to me as she is usually in a good mood and positive.

I am not sure that Jessica actually has a sensory processing disorder. This is what Star Institute has to say about SPD, “ Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), exists when sensory signals are either not detected or don’t get organized into appropriate responses. Pioneering occupational therapist, educational psychologist, and neuroscientist A. Jean Ayres, PhD, likened SPD to a neurological “traffic jam” that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and many other problems may impact those who do not have effective treatment.” https://www.spdstar.org/basic/about-spd

Getting evaluated may be something we will look into in the future depending on how much trouble we have or what things we need to have Jessica learn, like to eat probiotic foods which could be a texture issue. As of now I am learning a lot from the Spirited Child book.

I started wondering if vaccines played a role in why my daughter got IBD. The doctor that diagnosed her said something under her breath about how that the vaccines could have contributed. There is always so much to talk about at each visit and you can’t always digest everything the doctor is saying at each visit at first. I am one that needs to do my own research anyway.

It certainly seems like the toxicity of either the vaccine itself or its excipients (ingredients that help bind to the virus sot the body will make an antibody response.) When my daughter Jessica was between 5-6 months old we had just done only one vaccine, because we were doing a delayed schedule and would get one shot per month it seemed safe enough. It was several weeks after her 5 or 6 month shot and her feet and ankles swelled up a lot. My husband, adult son, and myself noticed and I think I thought it was just extra baby fat accumulating near her feet. I really don’t know why I would have thought that but it did dissipate within a week or two so none of us thought anything about it.

I just read most of the book entitled Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the changing Nature of Childhood Illness and he quotes a research study done in 2009 done at Kobe University in Japan where they actually say that autoimmunity is the consequence of repeated immunization. Listen to how they say it, “They did trials in which they vaccinated different animals according to the current vaccine schedule, and concluded that ‘autoimmunity appears to be the inevitable consequence of over-stimulating the host’s immune system by repeated immunization.’” https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0008382

Dr. Thomas Cowan author of the above books said that even though the study above was not carried out on people, “…it complements numerous studies showing that vaccines can cause autoimmune disease and that vaccinated children have higher rates of autoimmune disease than unvaccinated children do.” Pg. 28

Dr. Cowan does go into more detail talking about the environment of our cells and the water they live in, its actually a gel like state. This gel like state is the place where vitamins, hormones, sunlight, sound, and even beliefs and love are bound together and ‘gelled’ together to become useful to the body. It is also that gel state where toxins can get trapped and interfere with normal cell life. I am simplifying what he said to a huge degree here. When there is inflammation the place of inflammation becomes hot, warm, and melts this gel like state of water in an attempt to help the body get rid of some type of toxin but instead the water in that state lowers the integrity of the cells and they can’t do their job properly.

In the case of autoimmunity in the gut where Jessica has a problem and actually all autoimmune disease there is a precursor of leaky gut where undigested food, toxins, bacteria, viruses and anything that doesn’t belong in the gut gets leaked into the blood stream. Dr. Sarah Ballyntyne’s research showed this and she wrote about it her book, The Paleo Approach.

In Jessica’s case she had so many factors working against her I personally wouldn’t blame only vaccines on her problem but I do think they played a role.

It’s been less than a year since we got a diagnosis of IBD. My daughter was 18 months old. Her lactoferrin markers were high and she had been sick off and on since she was 8 months old. I’ve contemplated a few things that went wrong with her from pregnancy and possibly even what she inherited from me, her mother.

A study entitled Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease published in Gastroenterology and Hepatology says the IBD has an unknown cause too but, “Multiple factors play a role in pathogenesis of IBD. These many include diet, environmental factors, immunologic factors, infectious agents, genetic susceptibility, and the microbiome.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843040/

If we’re going to talk diet, it might be a good idea to talk about possible and likely nutritional deficiencies when I was pregnant. First of all, my husband and I used IVF to get pregnant. The drugs used which were fairly minimal because of the clinic we used depleted me of many B vitamins before pregnancy which I supplemented methylated B-complex with. I think this helped because my sore, irritated tongue got better quickly once taking the supplement. I would have to let you look at labs during each time of pre-pregnancy, and pregnancy to see what I was deficient in at what time.

I was extremely nauseas at the beginning of pregnancy and stopped all supplements except protein drinks till I was about six months pregnant at which time I got sick and then started taking more vitamin C again. I took about 12 1000mg daily until the end of pregnancy because I read if you took more than 5000mg daily you could have a baby born with rebound scurvy. Source Krauses’s Medical Nutrition book.

My lung collapsed when I was six months pregnant. I needed a chest tube, local anesthetic, morphine, and then albuterol breathing treatments for the rest of my pregnancy. I believe that medication could have contributed to increased candida before Jess was even born. I also had antibiotics 2x during pregnancy and 1x right after my daughter was born due to a urinary tract infection because of the catheter from having a C-section. “Children exposed to antibiotics during pregnancy were at increased risk of IBD compared with general population controls.” Article Fetal and early life antibiotics exposure and very early onset inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based study. https://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2018/01/10/gutjnl-2017-314352

Environmental factors that Jessica was exposed to were hair color that I used very early in pregnancy at 4 weeks gestation, and two more times during pregnancy. I also used regular deodorant and makeup. I was not as careful as I should have been. Also when my lung collapsed I needed a C-T scan of my lung so I had to drink that liquid medium with toxic chemicals. She also got that again at 15 months when I needed a C-T scan of my liver due to elevated liver enzymes, I think that was barium.

During pregnancy I was sleeping on a bed with mold and I didn’t know it. After Jessica was born she started reacting to the mold after she got sick with congestion and we used a humidifier in her room to help her feel better and recover from her bad congestion. I was told to test our home for mold and we had it and once the mattress was lifted Jessica continued a runny very congested nose and very large rash on her back until we got out of the house. This most likely continued the yeast problem.
Jessica had a strange reaction to the vaccines were doing on a delayed schedule where her ankles swelled around 6 or 7 months old.

Immunologic factors – we took Jessica to allergy/immunology doctor trying to find out why she had such a horrible rash on her back as well as why she continued to keep getting sick. Blood tests showed she was low in IgA and other immune factors. The doctor said she was immune deficient and we should not give her vaccines until that resolved. She also had IgE numbers on her lab test and later had a very bad reaction after having eggs no more than 3x within about a week.

Infectious agents Jessica got RSV at eight months old, roseola at nine months, an extremely congested nose about a month later where she needed an antibiotic. she got a very bad infection one month after turning two years where she had a runny nose that never went away. Two weeks later she spiked a fever ranging from 100.4 to 103.2 for seven straight days, this time her gums started bleeding and the dentist told us it was something systemic causing that.

Genetic susceptibility before Jessica was born I was diagnosed with Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia as well as dysbiosis, hypothyroid, adrenal exhausted. My immune system had been extremely compromised, my NK cells were extremely low and have never gotten higher on the lab test. I have multiple food sensitivities and anaphylactic like reactions to eggs.

The microbiome Jessica was not only born by C-section but I had two rounds of antibiotics during pregnancy and 1 round about a week or so after giving birth from a bladder infection. My gut bacteria had been low and off for many years before becoming pregnant. I had SIBO like symptoms a few months before becoming pregnant.