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Just Have To Shout For Joy!

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Hi Everybody,

:D I just have to shout out I am so happy! :D I received my shipment of gluten free crackers and graham crackers today. Glutino ritz style, Glutano soda crackers, and Jo Sef graham crackers, honey and chocolate. I opened them up, my kids tried one and it was like a shark feeding frenzy! Michael LOVED the crackers and graham crackers and Katharine loved the graham crackers (she wasn't a cracker girl even with gluten). Theywere stealing them out of the package while my bacwas turned. It was wonderful, I found stuff they love my heart is just singing. Now I can take Michael gluten free without having to tell him he can't have crackers and we have replaced Katharine's graham crackers she used to like. They completely forgot about the fresh chocolate chip cookies I baked yesterday! I know that food shouldn't be the center of our life or my happiness, but gosh I just love it when you can make your kids happy and healthy at the same time.

BTW update on Michael, we are not giving him the antispasmadic meds, they have terrible side effects. However he has been gluten free for basically 2 days. He had a normal bm which was wonderful. No complaints of stomach aches either. I gave him some crackers at dinner last night so we will see what the bm is tonight. He is pretty sensitive again today. We have decided, especially now that we have snacks to substitute his favorites, we are going gluten free now. Why wait, I know what he has been like for the past 5 months, I don't need to document it for the doctor. If he is better gluten free I will know, if he isn't we keep searching while being gluten free.

Thanks for listening to the ranting of a mad woman ( the fact that it is 22 and sunny and feels warm today after negative temps I think is helping with the giddiness) Have a great day!!!!! :D

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That was a really cute post - glad your kids have their happy gluten-free snacks, it does make a difference!

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:lol::lol: Hooray!!!!

In order to be successful with the gluten-free diet, I think it is all about not feeling deprived. As long as there is some gluten-free alternative out there that will scratch that "favorite gluten product" itch, then success is just around the corner!!!

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That is great news! It is so much easier when you have substitutes, then Michael won't feel you force him to be gluten-free against his will. If he has food he loves, he won't even care.

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BM hit just after the original post. After the crackers last night Michael returned to large green poop with food pieces present... I think we have our answer, no more gluten for us! :)

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Before celiac, I never appreciated a good cookie. Now, nothing makes me happier than amazing baked goods or other substitute foods :D

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crittermom, do you mind me asking what are your son's symptoms? I haven't been keeping up here, so probably missed it somewhere, but I was just wondering. My 3 year old daughter has horrible constipation (alleviated by Glycolax now) and had reflux as an infant, and my new baby has reflux really bad (however I am gluten free - dx celiac - and he hasn't had any gluten (breastfed), so I don't think that could be related). We had my daughter tested a few months ago for celiac (negative), but I know the tests aren't very reliable, especially at her age.

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