I just wanted to send a quick email to say how happy I am I met you! Since our appointment, I have cut dairy and gluten completely out of my sons diet and the improvement has been amazing! He has only had two flare-ups since that very day and they were both due to heat. Of course, he has had the occasional piece of pizza for a treat or cake at a birthday party but other than that nothing else and it has really been so easy. He is sleeping all night and so comfortably. Going to bed at the same time every night with out tossing and turning for hours, waking up early and happy, and napping at the same time everyday. He is a whole new baby!
Another note: When I took him to his 18 month well child appointment (which was only three days after I met with you) his skin was horrible. So of course, she sent us to the dermatologist. When I went to the dermatologist, I mentioned taking him off of dairy and gluten. The doctor proceeded to tell me that she does not recommend restricting his diet. That eczema is a skin condition where your skin cannot retain moisture and has nothing to do with your diet. She said kids with eczema are "more susceptible" to food allergies but it doesn't come from what we eat. (blah blah blah) Needless to say, I walked out of there with FOUR prescriptions. One to help him sleep at night, oral. Second, to take for itching during the day, oral. Then two creams, one for the body and one for the face. I picked them up but I have not used any...
My whole family and I are so grateful for your advice and I just wanted to say thank you!