Need Moral Support And Advice For My 4Yo
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:49 PM
He's been off gluten for two weeks and still having diarrhea and bloating. I'm trying to be patient and also realize the gluten-free diet might not cure everything. I'm pretty sure lactose is the issue because I've tried to keep him off it and he seemed to do better this weekend. But today I let him have macaroni and cheese (gluten-free of course) and he blew up like a baloon and had pain and diarrhea.
So I've cleaned out my kitchen, trying not to eat out or get processed food, now I'm goiing to keep a food and symptom log for him and be strict about lactose. But please tell me I'm on the right track. I see a celiac specialist on the 28th of November. I hope she can confirm his diagnosis or at least confirm something besides indigestion is wrong here.
Also, is there anything wrong with giving a little lactaid to get him through Thanksgiving? I mean, whatever's on the menu, I get to drink wine! The kid should at least be able to enjoy some gluten-free cookies and dessert with gluten-free ice cream.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:13 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:24 PM
Of course you are on the right track, don't let any doctor tell you that a major gut malfunction is "normal" if it responds to the elimination of a food protein category, with that family history, symptoms, and the blood test result.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:52 PM
Yes, find some non-provocative "treats" for him for Thanksgiving...and keep telling him/yourself that having Celiac helps you be really healthy--that you're taking care of your bodies so you can really enjoy life!
BTW, our twins and I were all diagnosed this calendar year. Last Thanksgiving one of our girls ate tons of pasta and vomited a half dozen times after our feast. I promised her I wouldn't serve pasta of ANY kind this year. She was so thankful! Sometimes it's about feeling "not bad" and sometimes it's all about feeling good!
Thinking of you! Happy Thanksgiving!
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