When Is Diarrhea Just Diarrhea?
Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:37 AM
Couldn't happen at a worse time. Today is her follow up ped appt to talk about how the diet is doing.
She does play with the cat food if we don't pick it up before she wanders in the room... Can that have gluten in it?
Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:52 AM
With my dd's, we usually decide it's gluten causing the diarrhea if they have at least 2-3 full, stinky diapers. The smell is usually worse after a glutening. One of my dd's gets a bloated tummy, too. If it is just 1 diaper, I don't blame gluten.
We have to keep our pet food in our kitchen, and the little ones have access to it. They love playing in it, too.
Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.
DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:56 AM
Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:03 AM
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:10 AM
You would do well to put your cat on a gluten-free diet as well (which is MUCH healthier for the cat) and buy gluten-free cat food (yes, it is available) to stop your baby from getting glutened.
And since it would 'only' be cross contamination, just diarrhea without other effects are quite possible.
Also, there is always a reason for diarrhea, it is not normal.
Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.
Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma
Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:06 PM
She had a low grade fever at the dr's ofc, so I think it must have been something else. I've only fed her bananas and rice today as a precaution. No juices or dairy, just plain water. She hasn't had another diaper, so I think it wasn't gluten. She usually has 2 - 3 if it is gluten.
The dr was very pleased with her weight gain, but was bummed about the diarrhea. He mentioned she had probably gained even more weight. He also said that because she is walking, that will slow the weight so that fact that she gained what she did was huge to him. He said keep it up for a month, investigate family history and then go back.
I did tell him that no matter what he tells me, gluten will never pass her lips (nor mine) intentionally again. He was fine with that.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:18 PM
What brand of cat food is gluten free?
Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.
Household mostly gluten free since 3/07
Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic
Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:36 PM
What brand of cat food is gluten free?
There are a few out there. If you search for gluten free cat food, some will come up. I also have seen a vet column in our local paper and he has recipes, so that prompted me to look for those. There is a website called healthyrecipesforpets.com that has some. I'll keep looking for that vet site. Buying it can be very expensive.
Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:05 PM
Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:17 PM
My other ds had few runny stools while getting his molars. I can't be sure if it was molars with ds2 since I think the sitter was feeding him stuff he was allergic to. I noticed since I have been with him at home the stools have been firmer and there's no ring around the anal area (it indicates a food allergy).
Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:09 PM
Any suggestions? I've heard of Snap... bumGenious... I will certainly do whatever it takes. I like the idea of cloth at her age, because I don't like the idea of putting a cloth cover over her disposable in this summer heat. I do so much laundry already though....
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