Testing For 9 Month Old
Posted 17 September 2004 - 06:01 AM
I'm getting a lot of information from this board and it has been very educational. I would appreciate any and all advice. Thanks.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 04:05 PM
Posted 17 September 2004 - 06:17 PM
Posted 17 September 2004 - 07:47 PM
He was an AVID breastfeeder... wanted to feed all the time. I think it made him feel better and that it didn't hurt his tummy.
You don't mention any other symptoms other than weight plateau... Does he wake up fussing and crying at night or from naps? Are his stools runny and liquidy, even after eating solids? Does he have lots of gas? A bloated 'beer' belly? Reflux?
He doesn't have to have any of these... but I am curious...
Good for you and your Ped. for seeing the warning signs early on... I wish we had figured it out sooner. His ped. never thought or mentioned celiac disease, they sent him for hormone deficiency testing and then concluded he might be lactose intolerant when the tests came back negative. My son was't diagnosed until he was 3 1/2 and was hospitalized for a severe intestinal 'mystery' flu that got worse when he ate wheat...
Mom in So. Calif.
Posted 19 September 2004 - 01:26 PM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:10 AM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 04:32 PM
If you and your doctor can live without the 'gold standard' proof, then I would suggest going gluten free (gluten-free) and seeing if there is improvement. If he starts growing and his symptoms improve then you will have your answer.
BUT, by all means DO NOT go gluten-free and THEN do a gluten challenge to obtain that "gold" seal of approval. At least not while he's so young. If you feel strongly about a biopsy proven diagnosis, then at least wait until he is old enough to communicate to you where and if he is hurting. It is horrible to watch a toddler who can't communicate his aches and pains to you in any other way than screaming, arching, crying...
Granted these are only my humble opinions as a mother of a gluten intolerant son. With my past experience with my son... if I were you, I would go gluten-free and see if the diet helped... I wouldn't seek a biopsy nor rely on the results to tell me if he was gluten intolerant or not.
Ultimately, you and your doctor will have to decide what you feel is in his best interest.
I am sure others may have differing opinions...
Good luck and God bless!
Posted 22 September 2004 - 06:42 AM
Posted 24 September 2004 - 10:51 AM
Have you considered the possibility of reflux (GIRD)? The spitting up/throwing up is classic in reflux, although in babies you usually see the reflux earlier in life and then it gets better. My son (now just over 3) had reflux as a baby that was controlled by medication and my daughter had reflux as well (they didn't have the classic spitting up issue, however) - we thought my daughters weight problem might be reflux related, as she hardly ate anything, but it turns out to be Celiac's (my dad has Celiac's). Reflux can cause similar problems as Celiac's.
Hope I didn't add to the jumble of things going around in your head too much. It is just something to keep in mind and mention to the doctor if the Celiac's is negative.
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