The Doctor Just Called This Moring. Lots Of ?s
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:26 PM
Here's some background info. When Luke was 1 he was on antibiotics for a year. Even in utero I knew he was a very, very active child! We refuse to have him tested for ADD because we don't want that on his record. And we homeschool anyway so we won't give him the drugs. For the past 6 months or so he has been complaining of a tummy ache. And it keeps getting worse. And that his bones hurt. I started journaling things and it always happens after meals. We already know he is sensitive to dairy, red dye #40 and white refined sugar. He is tall for his age and very, very, very skinny! The doctor did not want to test him because he is 50% for weight and she insisted that Celiacs are always below the charts and not even on them. And he's too old to be tested! I insisted and she finally gave in. I could hear the shock in her voice when she called me with the positive results!
Anyway, now we have the first test as positive and then he tested negative for the next 2 antibodies. This doctor is not our regular doctor and she didn't explain things well at all. I KNOW there is something not right with my son. She suggested doing a gluten elimination test with him and see if he improves. Can he be gluten or wheat sensitive and not Celiac? If I make him gluten free should we see results relatively soon? I welcome any advice you have!!!
Posted 16 January 2004 - 01:52 PM
It would be helpful to know which antibody tests came back positive and which did not and exaclty what the numbers were to better answer your question.
It is possible to have a gluten sensitivity with out having Celiac disease.
Isn't it a pain how the doctors are unwilling to test for this unless they see those 'classic' symptoms?
My little two year old is finally going in for an endoscopy next week, he has been having trouble since last June.. when I took him to the GI he was totaly dismissive until we reintroduced gluten and he had a reaction.. so we have had to have him on gluten for the last 2 months..
My oldest sounds just like yours! He is 8, skinny as can be and ADD.. I also homeschool. I am waiting till this test on the 2 year old and then we will get the other ones tested..
A great book for you to get is
Kids with Celiac Disease by Danna Korn. It explains alot and has been helpful to me.
Again knowing what tests came back as what wil help us answer those other questions.
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