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kentsmom

Member Since 05 May 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2004 08:34 AM
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What If They Won't Eat?

08 November 2004 - 07:23 AM

Greetings!
My son (3) has been gluten-free since May and he's been doing great. He's grown four inches, his gas pains and behavior problems are GONE, and his speech is improving daily. (though still significantly delayed.)

The problem is he has gradually eliminated almost everything from his diet. He now refuses to eat meat, eggs, and vegetables! For the past couple of months his dinner has consisted of "power balls": peanut butter, tofu, pureed apples and ground almonds. Weird maybe, but nutritious!

Now he refuses everything except dry cereal, veggie chips and gluten-free cookies and he won't drink rice or soy or almond milk! (even chocolate.)

I know most of this is a food-phobia- he was in pain for so long, and now he's afraid to eat. But because of the speech delay it's impossible to discuss this with him.

Has anyone else had this problem? What the heck can I do? (and by the way, his ped. was no help at all. The man knows squat about nutrition.)

Jennifer

Help! (new Here...)

05 May 2004 - 11:09 AM

Greetings all!

My son is almost three, and has been diagnosed with a developmental delay. He doesn't talk much, and when he does, his speech is at an 18 month level. He has none of the sensory issues or repetitive motions associated with autism spectrum disorders.

Is it possible to have Celiac disease without the skin problems? Also he rarely has constipation or diarrhea.

He does, however, have painful gas and loss of tooth enamel; he's very pale and small for his age; he's an incredibly picky eater, and he's only grown an inch and a half and gained three pounds in the past year.

I'm going to ask the ped. about this at Kent's appointment in two weeks, but the responses to this query will determine how hard I push for a referral.

Is a biopsy really the only valid diagnostic tool?

Thanks,
Jen