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Member Since 18 Sep 2013
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In Topic: Has Anyone Else's Young Child Only Had Chronic Stomach Ache?

Today, 08:12 PM

My then 5 yo had constant stomach aches and a negative celiac panel.  Fast forward to 7.5 and a sibling DX (and the same stomach pains) and she received her diagnosis.



Her original bloodwork  came back negative, but the later panel was in that weird "could be, couldn't be" number range.  We added the bloodwork to the lack of weight gain in over a year, the stomach pains and the sibling DX.

In Topic: The Cost Of Bread

03 December 2014 - 02:26 PM

^^^ When I last figured out my loaf it was about $2.75 a loaf with the Namaste all-purpose flour.  I tend to keep a loaf of the Aldi stuff in the freezer just in case we need a quick piece and I don't have a loaf ready.  Come to think of it, I should probably just freeze a pre-cut loaf that I make.

In Topic: Nature's Domain Dog Food Ok?

02 December 2014 - 01:22 PM

We use the red bag (turkey) and no issues. We also get her treats from Costco - dried chicken that we break apart in smaller pieces. She's also 100% gluten-free and thriving (lab, too!).

In Topic: Who Is Responsible For Making Sure There's Something Safe To Eat?

17 November 2014 - 07:04 PM

I'm the mother of an 8 y/o with celiac and I can tell you that it's exhausting being the one to always feed her.  And, for her, it's sad to always be the one with the "special" food - remember that little kids desperately want to fit in.  The gesture of having something for her is huge.  For example, we went to a friend's Halloween party not too long ago and the mother went out of her way to only buy gluten-free hot dogs and made a special batch of gluten-free brownies.  Just for my girls!!  My oldest was simply beaming that Mrs. S did that for her.  It really is the little things.  There was a table overflowing with food that she couldn't touch, but she had those brownies all to herself (they were hidden so other gluten-y hands wouldn't touch them - that is how much this mother thought about it).


But, the answer your question, it's the parents' job until the child is old enough to navigate it all.

In Topic: Go Picnics At Target

13 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

A lot of us have the school keep shelf stable lunches for the kids, just in case. These are one of the few options available. Yes, I can make a better, tastier lunch with fresh ingredients, but having a lunch able can be a nice change of pace.