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Broken Bones

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Sorry about her foot; that has to be tough for a toddler. I don't know if it takes any longer for kids versus adults. When I was diagnosed by doctor had me do a bone scan. It was at the lowest level of "green" (good) which supposed him and he chalked up to many years of exercise. But even at that level he wants me taking 1500 mg of calcium each day for two years and then get scanned again. You might want to check with you doctor about giving her supplements.

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Does it take longer for kids with Celiac d's bones to heal? Emmah broke her tiny little foot last night:( I have to go get her wheelchair in an hour. just curiose if anyone know????

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Char

I don't think celiac should slow the healing - the thing is if she's eating appropriately and not triggering any responses to gluten, then her body will be absorbing all the nutrients like it should. But it will still seem like forever to her.

Annette

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My youngest daughter broke her leg when she was three. They thought she only needed a cast for six weeks, but it took forever to heal, she was in a cast for three months. After the first six weeks I started giving her a liquid calcium supplement, and that seemed to speed up healing.

Susie has not been diagnosed with celiac disease (and since her bloodwork came back negative, she refuses to try the diet, she is 15 now and an obstinate teenager :rolleyes: ), but I believe she has all the signs of it.

So, if I am right, it might be possible that it would take longer to heal. It won't hurt to give her extra calcium and magnesium (with vitamin D), to help with healing. At least you'll know you've done everything you can.

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Does it take longer for kids with Celiac d's bones to heal? Emmah broke her tiny little foot last night:( I have to go get her wheelchair in an hour. just curiose if anyone know????

First, I hope she feels better soon. Second, when both my daughter and I were diagnosed they did bone scans and checked the blood calcium levels and we were really low. I know it depends on who you are and how celiac effects you, but our doctor said it was very common for clacium absorption to be one of the first things effected by celiac malabsorption. Now that my gut has healed (my daughter's is taking a bit longer than me) I'm able to just take over the counter calcium supplements and a once a month prescription Vit D. Her doctor should have checked this for her when she was diagnosed.

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I want to tell you something I discovered..... my son .. a couple of months ago had his 10 month bloodtest for whiteblood cell count and lead... well because I fed him so much apples .. bannans and rice and pears... his white blood count was well above normal... the doctor asked me what was I doing this was the highest count he had seen in his office ..( he tests this in his office... ) that he had ever seen... I reminded him of the celiac thing.... I think that if anything these kids may eat better because they are not able to eat many of the things regular diet kids can eat.... I thought that was so odd... that he has such a high white blood cell count... But I have found my son 1 ... does get every illness down the block ...

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