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Mdhriggin

Member Since 24 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 31 2013 04:18 PM
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In Topic: Need Some Advice

26 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

I am the wife and mother of three with celiac, and we have a gluten free home (I only eat gluten at restaurants). So I have a sense of your dilemma. Sometime my husband orders things fried with gluten, and he ends up payin the price later. The part that might be helpful in terms of a reframe was that If you wanted him to be weak you would have him eat gluten, as that is what it would do. You love him. You want him to be healthy so you can be together for a long time. Easiest way is to be gluten free too when you are together. If he can't see that it is a sign of love on your part, maybe he needs to speak to someone who can help him come to terms with his celiac.

In Topic: Testing Question

25 July 2013 - 04:18 AM

My pediatrician does do a blood test every year just to make sure the kids aren't getting gluten from someplace - but we don't do it to confirm celiac but to make sure they aren't having any antibodies from food we may not realize has gluten. This is important for my son, who has few gastrointestinal reactions to consuming gluten even though he has celiac.

In Topic: Why Do The Endoscopy/biopsy?

21 July 2013 - 08:07 AM

Both of my children had similar blood test results. My daughter did have the endoscopy to confirm because he was the first in the family to show signs. But my son did not because by then we knew his sister and father were celiac. The pediatrician was okay diagnosin him without given the family history. We have not had problems with schools or anything the only thing I worry about is when he gets old enough and has to register for the draft, as celiac means he can't serve - so he may have to do it then. But I am hopin there are less invasive confirmation tests developed in the next 16 years! College won't be an issue, as long as the doctor prescribes a gluten free diet the housing and dining will have to accommodate (my husband managed campus food service for almost 7 years). If your son does have to undergo the endoscopy, it is not that bad - my daughter handled it well and didn't remember anything because of the anesthetic.

In Topic: Babies With Celiac Disease

24 May 2013 - 03:10 AM

My daughter was diagnosed at 21 months, and so we kept my son gluten free until he was 12 months. We started him on gluten and within two months he was showing celiac signs, so he was diagnosed then. It is definitely possible especially with the family history and those symptoms

In Topic: So Questions

27 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

Amy's makes a pretty good gluten-free Mac and cheese, and there are a number of good gluten-free pizzas out there. My daughter really like the Rudi's multigrain bread, although we make our own as well using bob's red mill flours. Betty crocker had gluten-free Cake and cookie mixes, which my kids make with me. Ian's has a decent chicken nugget (although pricy) and you can always make your own with gluten-free breading and a deep fryer. Most Oreida brand French fries are good. There are also some good children's book about eating gluten-free or wheat free that might help-I actually guest read to my daughters preschool class at the beginning if the year so all the kids know and can help. Hope that helps!