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Son Ate Guten, What Can I Do?

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My son is 3 1/2 so any information I get out of him is questionable. But Friday at school they were having pizza, so I sent his gluten-free pizza for him to eat. Well, when he came home he said he didnt feel good. When I asked him why he said he traded his pizza with his friend. That means he ate a real pizza. He had terrible D last night and today he is just laying around and is running a fever. What can I do for a glutened child to help him feel better? And is it possible to run a fever after being glutened? The only other thing he ate is a grilled chicken breast at chick-filet.... has anyone had a problem with that. The web site says its gluten-free.

Stephanie

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The only helpful suggestion is that the school keep an eye on him... at 3 1/2 your not really in a position to explain but perhaps you can create an association = food you give = no pain and food you don't = pain... fever is normal... his body "thinks" it has a virus ...

The best cure is lots of HUGS and CUDDLES from mom!


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The only helpful suggestion is that the school keep an eye on him... at 3 1/2 your not really in a position to explain but perhaps you can create an association = food you give = no pain and food you don't = pain... fever is normal... his body "thinks" it has a virus ...

The best cure is lots of HUGS and CUDDLES from mom!

I am very frustrated with school. I dont know if the teacher didn't notice or just didn't feel it was important to tell me. Last week they had taken the cookie off of an ice cream sandwich and gave him the ice cream. How stupid is that? I told her that was like scraping peanut butter off of a piece of bread and feeding it to someone allergic to peanuts. My son is usually really smart about what he can eat and what he cant. I have see him turn down cookies because he knew they werent his special ones... I dont know what happened with the pizza.

He is still running a fever and has slept most of the day. You said the best cure is cuddles.... and that is all he wants. He has laid all over me all day.

I have just been treating the symptoms... Tylenol for the fever and Pepto for his belly.

Thanks for the advice,

Stephanie

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Treat the symptoms is all you can do. :( My son is the same age as yours, and I would rip his teacher a new one for that. A mistake I could understand, WE ALL make them. But the opportunity for trading pizza unknown to the teacher should be eliminated. My sons preschool teachers have taken to sitting next to my son while everyone eats just so they can make sure all is good.

In some allergy case your son would be DEAD RIGHT NOW. You need to press that level of serious ness on the teachers and make them understand. If they can/will not, find a new school. Your son's future health and well being depend on it, and he has ONLY YOU to stand up for him. He does not fully, can not full understand gluten-free right now. It is up to the ppl whom you choose to care for him while you are not there to be responsible.

I can not stress this enough. YOU pay those teachers to do a job, if they can/will not, then fire them. Your son's health is to important.

(not yelling, just trying to emphasize importance of this :) )

Our son has been hearing for over a year not "you can not eat that it will make you sick" and is got a pretty good grasp on it, but he is still just a pre-schooler and can not be trusted. :)


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Treat the symptoms is all you can do. :( My son is the same age as yours, and I would rip his teacher a new one for that. A mistake I could understand, WE ALL make them. But the opportunity for trading pizza unknown to the teacher should be eliminated. My sons preschool teachers have taken to sitting next to my son while everyone eats just so they can make sure all is good.

In some allergy case your son would be DEAD RIGHT NOW. You need to press that level of serious ness on the teachers and make them understand. If they can/will not, find a new school. Your son's future health and well being depend on it, and he has ONLY YOU to stand up for him. He does not fully, can not full understand gluten-free right now. It is up to the ppl whom you choose to care for him while you are not there to be responsible.

I can not stress this enough. YOU pay those teachers to do a job, if they can/will not, then fire them. Your son's health is to important.

(not yelling, just trying to emphasize importance of this :) )

Our son has been hearing for over a year not "you can not eat that it will make you sick" and is got a pretty good grasp on it, but he is still just a pre-schooler and can not be trusted. :)

nicole is in pre-k now she started in dec. the teachers are very good about her diet. They keep all the kids snacks at school. And I just bring her's in and they know about washing hands before touching her food also. There is a little boy in her class that has a wheat allergy. Alot of the snacks they have is naturally gluten free anyway. But they still are very good about it.

I couldn't be happier.

My older dd is another story, they make her gluten-free foods for lunch but she is picky and if I send her lunch in she either throws it out or doesn't eat it.

I have a book that shows what she eats for lunch everyday. (I mean what i see that she eats for lunch, no wonder she can't gain weight)

Here are a couple of pages:

milk,fruit snacks,bacon

gluten-free corn muffin,milk

bacon,muffin,milk

those are a couple days of LUNCH she has eaten.

I have talked with them about it and they just say it is not their job to make her eat or to force her to. They say to send her with lunch even though she doesn't eat it.

That is also very frustrating.


Nicole- 3 yrs old Positive Celiac Blood test- 6/21/2006 //// Normal result: <20,,,Nicole-80

Positive Biopsy for Celiac- 7/17/2006

Gluten-Free Since - 7/22/2006

Alivia- 7 years- old Positive Celiac blood test-Aug. 2006////Normal result:<4,,,Alivia-32.

Biopsy showed positive for Celiac Disease and moderate to severe damage (Blood Work for both girls were done in different labs that is why they are different)

Gluten free since:Dec.2006

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