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Member Since 06 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 21 2013 06:16 PM

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In Topic: Celiac Roommate

14 November 2011 - 06:40 AM

I think I would just say something like "hey, I notice you are not on the gluten free diet right now, so can we relax the rules at home for now?"

Or, "now that you are taking a break from the diet, I am going to relax the rules at home. Just let me know when you want to go back to a safer kitchen."

Or something similar. The point being, let him know you are aware and not judging, but would like a break while he takes his break.

In Topic: Positiv Igg On Epstein-Barr Virus?

23 May 2011 - 07:54 PM

It means you have had Mono at some point in your life, but not recently.

Here is some information about it.


IgM to the viral capsid antigen appears early in infection and disappears within 4 to 6 weeks. IgG to the viral capsid antigen appears in the acute phase, peaks at 2 to 4 weeks after onset, declines slightly, and then persists for life. IgG to the early antigen appears in the acute phase and generally falls to undetectable levels after 3 to 6 months. In many people, detection of antibody to the early antigen is a sign of active infection, but 20% of healthy people may have this antibody for years.

In Topic: Still Bed-Wetting At 8 Yrs Old

23 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

My son had this problem. He does have celiac, and it does run in families, but I do not know of any celiac relationship.

The pad and bell worked wonderfully for us. It was like a magic cure. You have to work with the program by getting up with the child and washing their face and completely waking them up, but after several times, they get it and start controlling their bladder.

http://bedwettingsto...bellandpad.html we got ours at sears, but this is the concept.

In Topic: My Husband And His Parents Don't Understand/believe In Celiacs

23 May 2011 - 07:53 AM

I would have a really adamant response to this situation.

Your daughter has been diagnosed with a chronic condition which requires a specific treatment as given by her doctor. If her treatment is not carried out by all involved with her, she can face life long repercussions, with vitamin deficiencies, week teeth and bones, just to name a few.

Failure to keep her safe on her diet is considered medical negligence. Children can be removed from the home for medical negligence. Children are removed for failing to provide proper diets for obese children or diabetic children regularly.

I would explain this to my husband and his family. I would tell them they cannot feed my child in an inappropriate manner EVER again. The grandparents rights would be terminated by me if they violated the rule ever again. I would tell them that the child will be retested at some point in the future and must show that she is being kept on a gluten free diet, whether they see the effects or not, the tests will.

These people will never take this seriously until you seriously enforce the rules.

I would tell them all that I would never risk my child's health because they don't get it. They need to get with the program and now. Would they really keep feeding a diabetic child sugar? You don't see the effects of that right away either.

This is not about the Mother's wishes. This is an absolute and must be treated as such. Like any form of abuse, this cannot be tolerated.

In Topic: Whole Foods Salad Buffet

20 April 2011 - 06:47 PM

I really try to avoid buffets. Even at our large family gatherings, we have all the celiacs get their food first to avoid getting contaminated food. And that is with a large group of people trying to keep from contaminating the line, yet it is easy for them to make a mistake.

I always try to order the most likely to be safe item I can find on the menu and then question the server and give necessary instructions. I always order my salad with dressing on the side. That way, I can inspect and make sure there are no croutons hiding there.

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