Poops Of A 4yr After 1 Week Gf
Posted 09 December 2004 - 11:00 AM
We are new here. I am 29, awaiting results of my own biopsy. I have twin daughters who just turned 4. One was diagnosed failure to thrive and went through testing. Positive IgG and biopsy. The other, just low positive bloodwork. We have begun a gluten-free diet one week ago. I'm noticing diarrhea in both children today? It's brown but still diarrhea.
I was wondering if this was a "standard" thing perhaps? At this point, I'm still learning....it's a slow go with so much to learn. Any help on the poop issue would be very much appreciated!
Posted 09 December 2004 - 12:15 PM
This is a great board and I am sure you will get responses from all the wonderful parents online...welcome.
gluten-free since July 2004
Strawberries and Banannas (2007)
Nitrates (April 2006)
Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)
Peanuts (Nov. 2004)
Soy (Oct. 2004)
Almonds (Sept. 2004)
Corn (Sept. 2004)
Posted 09 December 2004 - 01:19 PM
It could take a few weeks to see a big change in your twins --- if the diarrhea is a new symptom, I'd call your doctor. (Sometimes it's easy to forget that not everything is related to celiac!) Don't give them pepto or immodium unless the doctor okays it (which they probably won't). Give them gatorade, or plain water, or pedialyte to keep them hydrated, and give them smaller, more frequent meals. No soda or popsicles -- high sugar foods only make it worse. Sucking on crushed ice is sometimes a hit (but no ice cubes, too choky), too. Gorilla Munch (a gluten-free cereal) is easy to eat, too, if they want actual food.
Every celiac takes a different amount of time to show positive dietary change, but outside of 3 weeks without any improvement in the symptoms they had prior to going gluten-free you need to go back in. Be aggressive, doctors always like to wait. Keep a food journal and tally the trips to the bathroom. (I had a doctor say "diarrhea, like 3 or 4 trips?" and if I hadn't had the journal to prove the 8-10 trips/24hrs. he wouldn't have believed me!)
Good luck. Let us know how they are doing
mom and wife to celiacs (my son had "unremitting" diarrhea for 8 weeks before dx)
Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts -George Tilton
Posted 11 December 2004 - 02:18 PM
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