Height Spurt W/in 6 Months?
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:44 AM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:51 AM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:55 AM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:28 PM
How is your child's weight? . . . you might see a difference there first.
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:41 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:49 PM
1989: I am diagnosed with IBS.
3/08: 8-year-old son diagnosed with Celiac (blood test and biopsy) and allergies to corn, egg whites, soy, peanuts, walnuts, wheat, and clam.
6/08: My Celiac test is negative.
7/08: I go completely gluten free despite negative test and NO MORE IBS SYMPTOMS!!
7/09: My Enterolab gluten sensitivity gene testing results indicate I have one Celiac gene and one gluten sensitivity gene.
8/09: I am diagnosed with Celiac based on gene testing results and positive response to diet.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:35 AM
Our son, however, was 2.5 when he was diagnosed. He was below the 10th % for height and weight. He was wearing 18mo clothing and a size 5 shoe (9-12mo size). Within 3 months, he moved to a shoe size 8 and 3T clothing--needless to say, those 3 months were pretty miserable with growing pains. He has evened off since then, is almost into a 4T--totally caught up to where he should be at this age (3.5y/o)
Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06
Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)
Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:40 AM
For us it seems to be happening quickly
Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:46 PM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:47 PM
As of today he has gained 3lbs, 2 1/2 inches and 1 1/2 shoe sizes!!!
Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:25 PM
If you really feel like he's not responding growth-wise (and it will vary, but you should see some response) have his zinc levels checked. I never knew it mattered -- zinc? -- what's that for? , but when my son was dx that was one of the first things they added to his meds. Apparently, a zinc deficiency (common in newly diagnosed) really hampers growth. He took a zinc liquid supplement (prescription) for about 4 months. Grew like a weed, and has been ever since
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:53 PM
For those of you whose children experienced a height spurt when they went gluten-free, did the spurt occur within 6 months??
Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:54 PM
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