[quote name='mom with gluten-free toddler' date='Oct 23 2007, 09:53 AM']Hi, I have a 2 year old 7 months out from celiac diag and at that time had the whole fam tested. My husband was postive and almost fell off his chair. I wonder about my 6 year old who was neg, but the more I read and found out about celiac disease the more I seem to attribute any stomach or eating problems with this. I will get him tested again, but as for having to change his diet if that were the case it seems like it would be the hardest thing since this child will not eat any meat or veggies, but can consume 2-3 doughnuts if given the chance. As for my 2 year old I was horrified at the thought of limiting his diet since he already has allergies to milk, egg and peanuts, but now that we have been doing gluten-free for 7 months I can say that the gluten-free is not as anxiety causing for me than the food allergies and I am hoping he will outgrow the allergies and just have to deal with gluten-free. What kind of symptoms does your child have? I never realized how much any school function/holiday/sport involved food![/quote]
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like we are on the same page. My son's only symptoms are excessive gas, foul smelling mucousy stool, frequent abdominal discomfort, and small stature. His pediatrician set him up with a GI doctor this Thursday (pending my insurance approval... the doc is not covered by my insurance, but there is no peds GI in our plan and the adult GI's who are in my plan do not take kids under 18). His doctor said he needs to have a biopsy done and she thinks he will take off growing when he goes gluten-free. We both attended a local Celiac meeting today and he was able to taste a few different foods. Some he liked, others he didn't. All of the things they had were "junk" type food though. He does love meat, fruit, and veggies thank God! Hard to send fresh meat in a lunch box though. Can't use the processed meats that the stores sell. Hopefully the GI doc will have some suggestions for that type of stuff.
P.S. My son loves doughnuts too!! :-) (And poptarts, cereal, etc.) That will be hard for him!!