Actually I really do like his doctor. I think I haven't been clear enough with him about what this condition is like because I myself feel that many time things like this just go away on their own. I take blame for this going on so long. I believe this is the son that was diagnosed with 'toddler's diarrhea' when he was younger, which is what sounds like the twins mentioned above may have had and is common and does go away on its own. If it was him then this has gone on much longer than I was recognizing. Nonetheless, here we are. I canceled the apt for tomorrow because I asked if he'd need to be eating wheat for the testing to work and the dr said yes. So we had celebratory pizza tonight, without cheese, and we'll have wheat for two weeks and then go in for an apt. I'm planning to wait a week or so and then let him have dairy also...unless there are big changes for him with the reintroduction of wheat and then I'm not sure what my plan will be. I'll let you know what comes of this...and ask more questions I'm sure in the meantime. I really appreciate folks taking the time to give input and help me think of reasons this may be happening..
Re: the possibility of blood in his poop. Yes that does worry me. If it is blood it is bright colored and I *think* that means it isn't as bad as if it were dark colored. But I do look forward to getting it tested so I know for sure.