My daughter has been diagnosed for 5 1/2 years, since she was 11. She is great with the diet, that is not a problem. Unfortunately over the years we have had to eliminate many more foods. But each time she accepts it and moves on. She is one of the few people I know who literally eat to live, not live to eat! LOL
She has been having more problems lately. I'm at such a loss, I can't seem to pin it down, possible corn. It is also hard, because she often times hides it from me. She hates being fussed over. She also knows, I think it is time to head back to doctors office to get some insight. Unfortunately she is extremely phobic of needles. Not just scared or nervous, but a true phobia. Just thinking about the doctors office makes her sick, so its hard to distinguish nerves and true illness with her. But one thing I have been thinking about is dishes. My dishwasher broke in July and alot of her problems have been building up since then. My home is largely gluten free, but my husband and middle son both still eat gluten. I would like to make the house totally gluten free. But financially I just can't. Especially feeding a 14 yr. old, who is already 5'9 and growing like a weed!
Neither one of them are as careful as they should be, even after so many years. My husband is the worst offender! He would have a fit, it someone else glutened her, but can be so careless himself!
My point issomething that just hit me today, I'm often times cleaning crumbs off counter or table then dumping into sink. Which I have always done, clean rag each day. But normally I wouldn't them move on to washing dishes. But now dishes are being washed in the same sink, using same rag. Gluteny dishes and non gluten dishes being washed together. They should all be being rinsed thoroughly, but the kids are doing alot of it, so no guarantee. I wonder if handwashing dishes could be causing problems? With the dishwasher, there are no rags or towels and water is getting heated to very high temp and rinsing thoroughly. Hopefully we can have it fixed within a month or so. Can't decide if this is a good idea, or am I grasping at straws, so I don't have to take her to doctors office! LOL
If you have made it thru entire post, I thank you! Any insights much appreciated!