Ate Gluten And....nothing Happened? Totally Confused
Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:52 AM
So anyways long story longer, she's now 5 yrs old and yesterday was the first time since 20 mos old that she received anything more than contamination. We were at Cold Stone Creamery, where we've gone successfully before, and I stupidly let her get the cake batter ice cream. I was positive I had looked it up before and had been surprised it was a safe flavor so I didn't even ask. I really don't know what the heck I was thinking. Anyways they knew she was gluten-free because they know to mix it in a different container and not on the stone. After she had been eating for awhile they came running out and told us that flavor has gluten in it. I looked it up and yeah, it's def gluten with wheat flour.
So far nothing has happened? She ate at least 10 spoonfuls of it. I'm so confused. In the past when I was pretty sure she ate something contaminated she was in the bathroom before we could even leave (I think they took the bun off her patty but did not re-make it like they should have - of course I have no proof).
How could she eat that ice cream and have nothing happen? I know reactions can be delayed but this seems kind of crazy. She's running around & totally happy and fine. No side effects whatsoever.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:52 AM
Another guess is that the way she reacts has changed over the years and you haven't recognized the reaction for what it is. It could bother her skin, give her mouth sores, a headache, make her a bit tired... any number of things. It is quite common for the reaction to vary in it's presentation; just think of people who did not recognize their celiac symptoms for what they were until the stomach aches started and their symptoms resolved on the gluten-free diet... It's a possibility.
Or she got very lucky!
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:53 PM
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