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Because this almost 2 year old baby is a totally different child! We are just blown away by how beautiful Gabe has become in the last few weeks. Today he let me hold him while he was waking up from a nap. He rested his head on my shoulder and I melted because he was so busy pushing me away before that he had never just rested in my arms. It felt good to hold him and I know that he was enjoying it too. Later today Gabe helped mommy with some laundry and I was totally impressed with how much he understood. He never helps me with anything and usually just runs away when I try to get him interested in what I'm doing. He actually unloaded the whole washer for me and when all the clothes were in the dryer he shut the washer door saying "all done!" Then he helped me carry all of the bed sheets to the washer and loaded them in, all by himself! Ahhh! I'm just beaming! He even helped me gather together all of his little sisters toys and we put them in a little pile so she can have them when she wakes up from her nap. I just had to share the amazing progress I have had with him today and am still pinching myself, wondering how a little thing like wheat had taken all of this away from us before.

-Anna


Crohn's like GI symptoms, Multiple Sclerosis like Gluten Ataxia, Arthritis like joint pain, Myositis like muscle weakness, DTV like swelling, Chronic Fatigue, weight loss, hair loss, vision changes, anxiety & depression. I thought I was either dying or I had completely lost my mind!

Gluten Free since May 17, 2008

Started feeling like a new person after only 3 days gluten free and it is 100% worth LIFE!

-Anna

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Fantastic Anna!!!! :) :)

It's great to read another success story. :)


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Hi Anna,

this is such good news, and you're finding out what most of us know, gluten (an opioid polypeptide, along w/ casein) is very injurious to the brains of those who are susceptible.....it's amazing what its removal can do to personalities, and sad how something so seemingly benign as wheat can ruin lives. :(

I am quite sure that, in doing this, you have changed the course of Gabe's life. :)

Let us know how things progress!

:)


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Reading your post totally made me smile. :)

I'm very happy for all of you....and he is such a cutie!!


Rachel

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I am a little teary eyed! :rolleyes:

I have a 3 yr old boy and there is nothing better than the snuggles and having him trail me around the house "helping". I am so happy for you and as another poster said, you have truly changed the course of his life for the better. All by changing his diet.


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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YAY!!!!!!! Your post gave me chills. Even though it's been a while, I still remember how remarkable it was seeing my little girl's personality finally come through after two years of pain. I wish you many more good days ahead!


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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We all rejoice when the lives of the little ones are changed with gluten removal. :) And, so many of us wish it could have happened sooner to us! (I was 44 at the time of diagnosis - my brain has improved significantly, but is screwed up beyond repair, in so many ways...... )

p.s. and OMG he is so cute!!!!!!!! :P


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Anna, I am so happy for you, I am sitting here crying! That is just amazing. What a terrible loss it would have been if you wouldn't have figured it out and put him on the gluten-free diet.

I wonder what would have happened if my mother would have had a clue with me. She told me (in a resentful voice) when she was still alive many years ago, that I refused to be held or touched from the time I was five. By then I definitely had the symptoms of celiac disease, and nobody figured it out.

As a result of me being in my own little world and refusing to be affectionate except with my baby brothers, she stopped liking me and started abusing me emotionally.

Gabe will have a much better life as a result of being gluten-free at such a young age. I am glad for him and your whole family. And what a sweety he is!


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I really sit and wonder how many children and parents go through this. I can be perfectly honest in saying that I was sooo hurt by Gabe seeming to reject me that I just didn't know what to do. I went through rollercoasters of emotion andspent lots of time building myself up, trying to get close to him again and again only to be crushed every time. I can certainly see where some parents might resort to abuse in that situation (not that it is ever justified or right). Being rejected by your child and having no idea why is the most heartbreaking thing for both parent and child. I'm so glad Gabe is too young to really know what's going on. He wont remember the disconnected relationship we have had.

Also, it's funny that you mention your bond with your brothers. Gabe bonded with my mother and my husbands dad but he pushed everyone else away. Why the bond with very select individuals? It's sooo confusing to me.

-Anna

Anna, I am so happy for you, I am sitting here crying! That is just amazing. What a terrible loss it would have been if you wouldn't have figured it out and put him on the gluten-free diet.

I wonder what would have happened if my mother would have had a clue with me. She told me (in a resentful voice) when she was still alive many years ago, that I refused to be held or touched from the time I was five. By then I definitely had the symptoms of celiac disease, and nobody figured it out.

As a result of me being in my own little world and refusing to be affectionate except with my baby brothers, she stopped liking me and started abusing me emotionally.

Gabe will have a much better life as a result of being gluten-free at such a young age. I am glad for him and your whole family. And what a sweety he is!


Crohn's like GI symptoms, Multiple Sclerosis like Gluten Ataxia, Arthritis like joint pain, Myositis like muscle weakness, DTV like swelling, Chronic Fatigue, weight loss, hair loss, vision changes, anxiety & depression. I thought I was either dying or I had completely lost my mind!

Gluten Free since May 17, 2008

Started feeling like a new person after only 3 days gluten free and it is 100% worth LIFE!

-Anna

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Anna, I'm teary-eyed too.

Gabe is lucky to have you and you, of course, are blessed to have him. May you all have joyful lives.

~Laura


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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Anna, I am so thrilled for you and Gabe. It's so amazing to me that gluten can cause so many problems we never would have thought of.

Your post hit home for me because my mom always said I pushed her away and squirmed and was never affectionate. I can't wait to tell her now that it must have been the gluten. She is 70 and I am 44. All these years she must have thought I was rejecting her...unbelievable!

I just had my 8 year old tested via bloodwork today and I'm reading this forum for the first time trying to figure out if some of his problems can be gluten related. Yours is the first I've read and it is just so touching.

Good luck to you and Gabe and may you have many, many more days like this one!


Joni

Dx'd with Celiac Disease 8/01/07

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