Although I suspect I already know the answer, I'm not really sure why I'm asking. But I was hoping someone might have some advice I hadn't thought of.
My son is almost 2.5 yo. After the introduction of solids at 6 months, he started to slide down the weight percentilrs (90+ down to 50 over a 3 month period). His bm's were very loose, very frequent, and a nasty pale green with a sandy texture. I am self diagnosed (after years of suffering), so my immediate thought was gluten. Eliminated it from his diet and things improved, his weight went up, and he got down to 2-3 bm's per day down from 8+ at its worst.
His poo was never very solid, and since he was in daycare (although on a gluten-free diet there) we had assumed he was just getting cc somehow (highly likely) but he was happy and growing etc.
He moved to a new room in the daycare centre and his pools got worse. We assumed the staff wasn't paying as close attention to his diet as the previous teachers. I at this time also suspected that he may have an issue with dairy (dark circles under his eyes, lethargy after drinking milk, then vomiting sometimes after having milk). I had him home for 1.5 weeks over Christmas, and kept him strictly gluten-free and dairy free. After about 1 week he had the most normal pools of his entire life.
Two days after going back to daycare, his poos became horrendous (worse than before). If he eats an orange at noob, he's pooping the orange out by4 pm, totally undigested. To me he llooks like he has a headache. The dark circles are back.
I'm thinking of asking my doctor to run a celiac panel blood test on him, but he has been on a gluten light diet since he was 9 months old. But minor symptoms seem to have persisted all this time.
Do you think the testing is worthwhile or a waste of $$? I am in Ontario, and for whatever reason our government health plan won't cover celiac testing.
Ollie's MomMember Since 12 Jul 2011
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