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Shelsi

Member Since 21 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Feb 22 2013 11:54 AM
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Ate Gluten And....nothing Happened? Totally Confused

04 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

My daughter was diagnosed at 20 mos old. It's a long story but the short version is that she was diagnosed based off a negative blood test, inconclusive biopsy, and a very high risk genetic testing result along with her miraculous results going gluten-free. From the time she was born she had food intolerances to almost everything, horrific diaper rashes, distended belly, constant hunger, was not growing, and was just generally a miserable child. She was only 15 lbs at 2 yrs old (was 16 lbs at 6 mos old) and after being gluten-free for 6 weeks she was 20 lbs. Her acid reflux went away as did the distended belly, the constant hunger, the misery, and all the food intolerances. Then we also found out my hubby has celiacs disease as well.

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.

Thoughts??