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Wispyshadow added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseMaking The Switch To Gluten-freeWell we are still waiting for test results and all testing to be completed but if we do have to make sure my daughter is not being exposed to gluten is it best to just make the home gluten-free or just try to seperate her foods and cooking things from the others?
I'm leaning on just making our house a gluten-free house and treating it just as a house that someone with a peanut allergy lives in, "No Gluten Allowed:)"
I've heard that the dust from flours can remain airborne for quite some time and I love to bake.
Do I need to replace my pots and pans and cooking equipment and what about dishes? Do I need to somewhat start over with my kitchen supplies because most of the things I have are old and some are scratched and a couple of the plates finishes have little cracks in them on the edges from the dishwasher.
Anyone have any suggestions for a smooth transition?
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Wispyshadow added a post in a topic Had Celiac Panel Drawn Today...waiting For Results.
Wispyshadow added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseHad Celiac Panel Drawn Today...waiting For Results.My 7 year old daughter had a celiac panel, thyroid panel and a liver panel drawn today and we should be getting the results early next week. My husband asked me "What if it comes back negative then what?" It's almost a relief to get something positive so we can yes that is what is wrong now lets fix it. Instead of all this well maybe it's this or maybe it's that. I'm getting really tired and worried. I really feel it's celiac and everytime I give her the normal stuff she has always eaten I feel so guilty but I know I can't go gluten-free until we get all the testing done but I feel almost like I'm poisoning her.....
Anyway, my daughter did so well. They had to stick her twice but got three tubes of blood and she didn't even cry. She had her blankey over her head, my iPod on blasting, and her one-eyed purple bunny and my hand clutched to her chest with her free hand. We went and got a new Webkin after.
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Wispyshadow added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms7yr Old Daughter Has SymptomsI'm really concerned because my daughter just had a check-up and she has dropped from the 75th percentile in height down to below the 3rd percentile. She has always been very thin, she only weighs 37lbs. and has weighed that amount for a year now. She is 7 years old and I am really worried and her pediatrician is concerned that she isn't growing at a normal rate. She also complains of stomach pain daily and says her legs and feet are sore. Each thing has always been addressed seperately and just today I started putting the whole picture together. THey did test her at the pediatricians office for anemia and never called me back with results so I assume that it was normal. I feel that I should push the pediatrician to test her further to see if celiac disease is the culprit. My mother keeps pushing me to just forgoe the Dr. and just go gluten-free without a diagnosis. My insurance will pay for everything and it would be much more helpful to have a diagnosis but I'm really not sure if the Dr. will take this seriously if just blow it off. Any opinions or help would be appreciated.
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