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Member Since 24 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2012 03:54 AM

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In Topic: New Here With A 13 Year Old

29 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

You guys are wealth of information! Thank you again for taking the time to help guide me. I wasn't able to get ahold of the doctor to request the blood test over the weekend as the office was closed. Will call this morning. And I will also request the Xray for the bone age. Will let you know how things progress.

In Topic: New Here With A 13 Year Old

27 October 2012 - 05:59 AM

Thank you everybody for all the great advise and support. Cyberprof: you made my Friday :) I really needed to hear a success story like that of your son. Especially since I feel like we're sitting right where you were five years ago. I haven't been able to get into our doctor until November 9 which I know will be too late for bloodwork. However, I do like the idea of the genetic testing and think we will pursue this. The more I read about gluten intolerance/celiac the more connections I can make in my extended family where nobody has been diagnosed with celiac. My maternal grandmother has rheumatoid arthritis, both my mom and one of her sisters have sjogrens and another has thyroid issues. There definitely appears to be something there...

Interesting study about weight and puberty. I remember reading that girls need to reach 100 pounds but I had never heard anything about boys. If that's the case, we have time for catch up growth and then a nice puberty growth spurt since we have nearly 30 pounds to go ^_^

You mention supplements which I have been wondering about. So you had him on several things once he was diagnosed? Should I be concerned that Vitamin A would start him into puberty before a catch up spurt even if he's not 110 pounds? Maybe a good question for his doctor?

One of my son's favourite desserts is carrot cake and I was lamenting just yesterday that I may not be able to bake it for him again -- at least not the recipe I have. I would love yours! Additionally, the three meals you mentioned him enjoying would all appeal to my son. I think I can figure the pot roast and mashed potatoes out myself :P So, I would love those recipes! Thank you for the offer.

In Topic: New Here With A 13 Year Old

26 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

Thank you for all of the information and advise. Much appreciated. Because my initial concern (since he really had no conclusive outward symptoms) was his slow growth, I am really hesitant to go back onto gluten UNTIL he has a chance to grow. He's at a really critical point in his social development and his size is causing him a great deal of distress. He is completely on board with trying whatever we can to get healthier and, hopefully, get taller. So, he really has been a breeze to convince that gluten free is the way to go. However, I totally agree that he may be less cooperative in his later teens :( At which time, provided he has shown some decent catch up growth, I would be willing to start him back up on gluten and challenge the test for that conclusive answer that he may need to continue. Hopefully he'll be mature enough to understand the damage he'd be doing and, perhaps, he would develop symptoms that would remind him why we're doing this in the first place...

That's where I'm at at this point anyways. Hopefully that sounds semi rational ;)

In Topic: Milk

25 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

As far as I can tell, he has NO problem with milk whatsoever. He drinks at least a couple of glasses everyday, has it on his cereal (now gluten free) and loves cheese. I would only remove it from his diet if I had to! I am anxious for him to start growing and if this helped him, we definitely would give it a try.

In Topic: Whey?

25 October 2012 - 07:22 AM

Thanks for the great news :D

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