Posted 05 March 2004 - 07:21 AM
Posted 10 March 2004 - 05:27 AM
There are several out there like this. The family will all go gluten free. There is a yahoo group called celiackids that you might find helpful and there is a good book called Kids with Celiac Disease by Dana Korn (she is active in the yahoo group) also she has a book called Wheat Free Worry Free as well I have not read that one but I hear it is good. There is also a great cook book out there.. developed by a teenager with Celiac.. I am sorry I don't know the title.. I am sure it is on this site somewhere.
Hope this helps!
Posted 10 March 2004 - 04:10 PM
As for the dad and child who don't have symptoms, that is not as common, but not unheard of. Some people have the disease, but don't have ANY symptoms, or they have minor symptoms, but don't realise they are caused by the Celiac. They may actually notice that they feel better after a while and some little health issues just suddenly clear up. This happens for some people and they just don't realise they felt bad, until they feel better. They need the gluten free diet just as much as a very ill person, since the damage will continue as long as they eat gluten. Even in the symptom free person. Your son should get completely better, as long as he sticks to the diet 100%. I've had symptoms for more than 27 years. Others on the board were sick for 50+ years before diagnosis. It takes longer to heal and often more health problems come up (in the form of other related diseases) the longer you eat gluten, but I wouldn't worry about your son. He is still young and should heal fine.
The fact that all of the kids and your husband have it, that is just how genetics go. If one parent has it then the kids have a 1 in 10 chance of having it. That doesn't mean 1 out of 10 kids from the same parents will have it, it means that each child has that chance of getting the gene passed on to them. I have three children, all of whom are symptomatic for celiac disease, and I am having them tested. I have it and so I just figure they all have it too. I don't know if my husband has it, he won't get tested.
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 10 March 2004 - 04:22 PM
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