Can understand the distress you would be feeling. The only thing worst than having a child sick and upset is not having answers or knowing if it will end.
My husband is from Hawkes Bay (Hastings) and he has told me Feilding is near Palmerston - only reason I was enquiring is because more than any other medical expert - our chiropractor has helped us with alot of my sons allergies or intolerances - and there is one who works like him in Napier. Bit far to go I believe. Anyway, as an alternativeI would seek out some alternative practitioners for your son, like a naturopath. We found the medical experts limited with explainations - who knows, maybe we didnt find the right ones in the early months, although, now after almost 3 years we feel we have a grip on it. However, as we try new foods, we still sometimes get more suprises with new intolerances.BUT the good news is, as daniel has gotten older, reactions are less severe.
Does your son have Excma?? We found our basic information that he was allergic to cats & dairy products by a prick test by a dermatologist. They test for those things plus nuts and dust mites, grasses etc. Interestingly enough, however, that test did not pick up he cannot have peanuts - we found that out later. Did your dietician do a prick test for allergies? It is so hard to work it all out. Has your dietician suggested you do a journal of foods he eats etc?? Or maybe an elimination diet??
One thing we started doing at approx 6 months old was writing everything down that Daniel ate. It is so hard to pick up what they are allergic to unless you go straight back to basics and start fresh. We found if something upset Daniel it would be almost straight back to basic foods for 3 days until it was out of his system like rice, fruit & veges. ( although he has never really eaten veges.
All I can really suggest is to keep at it until you find a practitioner who can help - ring your Plunkett group and see if they can refer you somewhere or to someone who might be a local reference. I know if we hadnt had a trusted source of information when Daniel was growing as a baby , we would have been in alot worst shape than we were.
None of my husbands family in NZ have had any dietary problems like us, so I cannot refer you to anyone over there.
Let me know if Jessie has any other symptoms and I will see what I can offer - one thing with Daniel was that we usually got the reverse affect of diarrea but also vomiting and excma ( this was even while I was breastfeeding!
Louise, Vic, mum of Daniel almost 3yrs