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#1 1974girl

 
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:33 PM

My daughter went for her 6 month repeat. Question : if she has been glutened in the past 6 months, how long does it stay in the blood? Just can't imagine that somewhere in 6 months there hasn't been cc somehow. Gluten is everywhere. We still go on vacations and to grandparents houses ( both live out of town). She is a silent celiac so I don't know. But would one time say on may vacation show up on a blood test in july? Just preparing myself in case it is not good.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

When my DS was knowingly glutened he was having bloodwork a few weeks later. I called the Dr. and she was not overly concerned by one know glutening.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:54 AM

Thanks! Our doctor said she could tell that we were doing a good job by how concerned we were. She said that some parents literally don't take it seriously. She will ask "Have you been gluten free?" she said some parents will look at the 10 yr old and say "have you?". What???? Also some divorce situations mom does good and dad lets them eat whatever. (or vice versa). I am just amazed that every parent isn't as obsessed as I am.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

She said that some parents literally don't take it seriously. She will ask "Have you been gluten free?" she said some parents will look at the 10 yr old and say "have you?". What????


Oh I hear you! My DS has life threatening food allergies including peanuts/tree nuts. One of the biggest worries is store bakery things cause they use nuts everywhere and most/all allergists tell PN allergic folks to stay far away! When I was at DS's school I asked the teacher if I could make cupcakes for graduation and what other kids allergies were so I could make them safe for all. One other PN allergic kids Mom was there so I walked over and asked if she would be okay with me making them. She said "That's fine but he'll just eat the store bought cake."

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Our GI Dr. said something about our DD when we were asking if we should test her. She said "It would make it easier for things like if you stop at McDonalds." and she stopped and said "You don't do McDonalds ever...do you." cause she knows how seriously we take things and how strict we are with keeping this kids safe (We deal with Celiac, peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, blueberry and banana allergies so it's a longer list than most kids.)
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:47 AM

Thanks! Our doctor said she could tell that we were doing a good job by how concerned we were. She said that some parents literally don't take it seriously. She will ask "Have you been gluten free?" she said some parents will look at the 10 yr old and say "have you?". What???? Also some divorce situations mom does good and dad lets them eat whatever. (or vice versa). I am just amazed that every parent isn't as obsessed as I am.


You are not obsessed...you are being a good parent. The one thing that amazes me today is how often people let their kids tell them what they will eat. Whether a child likes gluten free or not, they have to comply and it's your job to make sure they do.
It may not pleasant in the beginning but someone has to be the grown-up! ;)
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks! Our doctor said she could tell that we were doing a good job by how concerned we were. She said that some parents literally don't take it seriously. She will ask "Have you been gluten free?" she said some parents will look at the 10 yr old and say "have you?". What???? Also some divorce situations mom does good and dad lets them eat whatever. (or vice versa). I am just amazed that every parent isn't as obsessed as I am.


Obsessed? NO! You are simply being VIGILANT. You are simply taking this seriously because it IS serious, and doing a great job of it! :D

You are not obsessed...you are being a good parent. The one thing that amazes me today is how often people let their kids tell them what they will eat. Whether a child likes gluten free or not, they have to comply and it's your job to make sure they do.
It may not pleasant in the beginning but someone has to be the grown-up! ;)


I see this so often in the grocery store, even in parents who don't look like they are trying to manage special diets. There will be a mom with a couple of little kids in the cart, showing a 4-year old boxes of cereal, crackers, whatever, and choosing everything that meets with the kid's approval. I've seen kids have tantrums if the parent chooses without approval, and the parent gives in. Then I hear moms in the checkout line saying things like "well, we have to make sure they are [i]happy[/i"! Makes me want to smack them. I want to say "no, it's YOUR job to teach them to deal with disappointment so they won't grow up thinking they will DIE if they can't have what they want".

Arrggh!

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