Grandparents And Celiacs
Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:15 PM
Even after my Doctor wrote them a letter? Even when their Grandson asks. They think we are exaggerating and his Grandmother even Grabbed and held my son's hand after eating a piece of bread when he asked her to wash her hands. totally frustrated. Any suggestions?
Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:44 PM
At this point they are blowing it off like its nothing. If they realize that this is serious and if they don't follow it then they won't get to see him then hopefully they would change.
This is just my opinion...there are other ways you could approach it.
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 03:21 PM
as far as grandparents go... that's a whole "nuther" can of worms... I don't think they do it intentionally, but they def. expose my daughter to gluten by some of their actions... My mom's house is SOOOOO Not gluten free, even though I've stocked her up with safe snacks and such, they still have an abundance of gluten laden goodies laying around and they will munch them, not wash hands OR MOUTH and will hug and kiss her all the time I'm just wigging the entire time. I feel like I can't relax.
Posted 02 July 2005 - 06:04 AM
Last time Em's spent the night, the next day she was very lethargic, was crying/screaming all day, and wouldn't eat. This lasted for nearly two weeks. So, now they totally get it. They are so good now......she spent the night again last weekend and my parents made a special trip to the store to load up on gluten-free goodies before their outing.
I don't know what I would do if my parents actually refused to comply with washing of their hands.........I guess I'd have to tell them that my kids couldn't come over until they took the disease for the seriousness that it is. My parents didn't do anything intentional, they really just didn't know or they would forget. As hard as it was seeing Emmie so sick, at least it opened my parents eyes to the disease and how much havoc it can cause on such a little body. That was really the only thing that worked.
Posted 02 July 2005 - 12:05 PM
I am once again creating special foods for Dakota and even leaving them in special containers in the refrigerator at his family's home. I know that no one else in the family realizes that Dakota's eating forbidden foods can have truly drastic effects, but since my symptoms are asthma and wheezing when I eat those foods, they realize that I must stick to my special diet.
It is a day-by-day journey. We must do what we can, no matter how big or small, and these family members are looking ultimately to us for patience, steadfastness, understanding and TOLERANCE. Lord help us to be the examples we can be! I am so glad you are all there. Welda Lou
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