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Specific Food Allergies => Other foods/MFA/EE => Topic started by: spedmomof4 on July 30, 2012, 06:50:12 PM

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Title: Need information ASAP - MFA - having surgery soon
Post by: spedmomof4 on July 30, 2012, 06:50:12 PM
My son is having surgery soon for his reflux. He has confirmed food allergies to: CORN, Wheat, Soy, Eggs as well as nuts of any kind and fish of every kind. His last surgery he ended up in the ICU and I suspect this may have been due to the IV fluids/anesthesia containing derivatives of what he is allergic to. He can't even tollerate hypoallergenic formulas made from hydrolized corn. Any ideas on what I can do to help him get through this, any corn free IV fluids to suggest to the medical professionals. He is tube fed, and only just found that he will tollerate organic pediasmart dairy (corn free, made from brown rice syrup rather than corn syrup).
Title: Re: Need information ASAP - MFA - having surgery soon
Post by: rebekahc on July 30, 2012, 07:04:52 PM
You should double check with the anesthesiologist, but I know when DS was little there was one type of anesthesia or sedative he couldn't have due to either soy or egg - but I think it was soy. Also, the only IV fluids we found that were corn free were lactated ringers. Oh, and you'll want to get his after surgery meds compounded ahead of time so they can be made corn free - a compounding pharmacy should be able to make most meds as long as they're available in a generic form.

Good luck!  Hope he has a speedy recovery!!
Title: Re: Need information ASAP - MFA - having surgery soon
Post by: GingerPye on July 30, 2012, 08:52:30 PM
DD has MFA and just had her wisdom teeth out.  There was a certain kind of anesthesia they could not use due to having egg in it.  Wish I'd asked what it was.  I was just glad they had an alternative.
Title: Re: Need information ASAP - MFA - having surgery soon
Post by: Janelle205 on August 13, 2012, 10:59:10 AM
Propofol has eggs in it - the docs went in and took it out of the operating room before my ankle surgery just so that they wouldn't use it by mistake.