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    1. vampella added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      Emmah Saw Her Dr This Week
      So Emmah went in for her regular height and weight this week and she's doing great. She's been gluten free for 10 months now and hasn't been sick a day since(aside from my screw ups) She's back on the growth charts, following her own curve and is between the 10th & 25th %. She's almost 4.5 now and she's 30 lbs and 38 inchs tall...yay Emmah

      Anyway my reason for posting aside from being so happy that emmah's better is that her Dr was telling us we should think about one day going back on gluten and re-doing the TTG. He said he referred a boy to gastro with a neg TTG and they said there was NO way he could have celiac with a neg TTG, like they did Emmah. Well the mom wanted to know what was going on so she put him on a very high gluten diet and waited 3 months and re did the TTG it's now abnormal and he's going back to gastro (for me it's a big I told ya so to the Dr because I told her test can be wrong and she argued with me) I know we've all heard these stories before but I though this might help someone new to the board that is having a similar problem.

      Oh and another in your face for the gastro who told me Emmah doesn't have celiac she most likely has a wheat allergy....Emmah was clear for wheat, rye, oat, barley, cats, dog, rabbit and everything else under the sun. Also that doctor(allergist) totally agreed that the TTG was inaccurate...I've had a lot of in your face Ms.Gastro lately....too bad I can't tell her that!

      Anyway, I hope all your munchkins are happy and healthy
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    2. vampella added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      Food Allergy celiac disease For Kids and www.Lame Advertisement/kylepnut
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    3. vampella added a post in a topic Late Teething A Symptom?   

      I don't know if it is a symptom but my daughter didn't get her first tooth until she was 17 months.
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    4. vampella added a post in a topic Growth Delay?   

      my daughter was delayed in both weight and height.
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    5. vampella added a post in a topic Gluten Free Candy Egg Hunt   

      I think frank is a great person. Your very lucky to have someone that is willing to do that for your family

      I'm totally freaking out about easter. This is my first and I'm scared. I don't know what to do, I think DH & I are going to thestore to call all the companies tonight.
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    6. vampella added a post in a topic Should I Just Quit?   

      What first comes to mind for me is, it's only been 5 days, give it time.

      Secondly, have you called and checked to make sure there is no gluten(wheat, rye, oat & barley) in anything you are giving. They don't always lable these things. this I learned about a month ago when we went to buy a chilken and rice soup and aftercalling because the lable showed no gluten in the ingeds, there was infact gluten in the soup.

      There is gluten in almost everything. paints, play dough?? cross contamination? Don't let doctors bully you out trying things like gluten-free because it will not harm your child to go gluten-free. Dr's don'tknow everything and no test is 100%.

      If you're going to go gluten-free, you have to give it for some people months.

      I hope you can figure out whats goign on with your little one, good luck!
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    7. vampella added a post in a topic New To This- Finally Taking The Steps! Entero Lab?   

      I agree fully with Carla. I'm on the mixed feeling fence. I did put out money for the gene test, even though my daughters ped say's they don't know all the genes that cause celiacs and such, I did it for me but then, I still had questions. MY daughter 4 yrs doesn't have an "official" dx BUT we do KNOW 100% she has celiac disease. She was ill and hasn't been ill a day since going gluten-free *unless I accidently gluten her* which has happened a few times.

      My daughters both like Amy's pizza jazzed up, home made mac & cheese with tinkyada pasta, homemade chicken fingers and fries. we also make pizza with kinnikinnick pre made pizza crusts, we make tortillas with food for life brown rice tortillas.
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    8. vampella added a post in a topic Childrens' Toothpaste   

      The best thing is to call when you are at the store to buy. We use kids colgate 2 in 1 toothpaste & mouth wash bubble gum flav. , it's gluten-free. It's the only one I've asked about. we're in canada also.
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    9. vampella added a post in a topic Enterolab Results Are In   

      Oh yes there was more.
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    10. vampella added a post in a topic Enterolab Results Are In   

      I think what the ped meant by false negitives was that there is a chance for lab error, missing a gene.
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    11. vampella added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      Enterolab Results Are In
      here is what it read

      "Although you do not possess the main genes predisposing to celiac sprue (HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8), HLA gene analysis reveals that you have two copies of a gene that predisposes to gluten sensitivity (DQ1 or DQ3 not subtype 8). Having two copies of a gluten sensitive gene, means that each of your parents, and all of your children (if you have them) will possess at least one copy of the gene. Two copies also means there is an even stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene and the resultant immunologic gluten sensitivity may be more severe."

      I'm so glad I put her on a gluten-free diet.

      I was told that there are false negs by my ped in dna testing for this and that they haven't identified every gene that contributes to celiacs, is this true? either way, I'm happy & have a letter from enterolabs stating that she has a problem and needs the gluten-free diet, so there MRs. GI specialist.

      I feel like there is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders!!!!!!!!!!


      thanks for listening

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    12. vampella added a post in a topic Newly Diagnosed With Celiac And Throwing A B-day Party   

      We just do one cake, we just had our first gluten-free birthday last month and all went well. The key for the children that aren't gluten-free is lots of icing, thats the best part anyway! I would also recommend you try one at home first, the first 2 I made were not so good, a ctually, they were just plain bad LOL.

      we used Celimix chocolate cake mix for the party & everyone loved it, I haven't tried different mixes. aside from their white cake which I say STAY AWAY FROM...eeeewwwwwww!

      anyway, good luck. I'm sure all will go well.
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    13. vampella added a post in a topic Preschool Owner With Celiac Child   

      No flamming, you did what you had to do. maybe tell the mom once she calms down, if she'd like to bring her child back, she's welcome to but she has to work with you, not against you??

      Sounds like you had a bad afternoon, I'm sorry!
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    14. vampella added a post in a topic Preschool Owner With Celiac Child   

      No, they don't & thats great because not everyone has official dx's. The tests for celiac's aren't very good in children & a lot of people are diagnosed by trying the diet.

      No school should ask for proof IMO, I highly doubt that anyone is going to lie about their child being ill and needing and epi-pen or special diet.
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    15. vampella added a post in a topic Preschool Owner With Celiac Child   

      I agree, I think mom is being totally rude . I also agree with her getting glutened at home.

      I think you should go to that meeting, I think you should take from it all you can but remember doctors don't know much about this!!

      They don't have to live it, they know the medical*sometimes* and that's it.

      MOM should have educated you yes, when I took my daughter to preschool the day we *thought* she had celiacs I told them everything, I made play dough, told them about paint, soaps, CC and so on.

      Even after the educating and talking until I was blue in the face they still couldn't get it right, they would use her hand washing towel to wipe the table & then dry her hands on it. I kept telling them, hey look there is something happening that she's coming home sick & I was told " well I can't watch her the whole time, I wipe the table with her towel and then her hands. She was told my daughter wasn't coming back.

      anyway, I wasn't flamming you, I THINK YOU ARE GREAT FOR DOING THIS, researching & caring.

      I hope mom steps up to the plate, for her child's sake.
      My daughter has been gluten free for 5 + months now & I still come to these great people for advice, I don't know everything yet, I've even screwed up and glutened my daughter by not reading a label or calling the company that time I wanted to buy the product I bought only 2 weeks before.

      I ramble a lot, sorry, if that made no scenes
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