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    Enjoying everyday with my family! :)<br />I also enjoy photography. My favorite subjects... my children.
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  1. According to this article they can actually use the cord blood to test. http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/pdf/uch_007936.pdf Good luck, Kelly Mom of Alex 9 - Gluten free since 1/07 Ethan 6 - Gluten free since 1/07 Zac 1 has never had gluten Wife to Mark - Gluten free since 2003
  2. This article says you can use the gene test at ANY time. They can even use cord blood. http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/pdf/uch_007936.pdf My husband is celiac and at least 2 of my boys are celiac. We have not given any gluten to our 1 year old yet. Celiac is not the end of the world I am finding. My boys are doing great! You should be scared to have kids! LOL! They will change your life.... but in wonderful, wonderful ways. Good luck, Kelly Mom of Alex 9 - Gluten free since 1/07 Ethan 6 - Gluten free since 1/07 Zac 1 - has never had gluten Wife to Mark - Gluten free since 2003
  3. Doing Great!

    Hello Everyone, I just wanted to check back in with everyone and share good news. It has been just over a month now since I took my boys off gluten and life is GREAT! They are doing wonderful and are no longer angry and aggressive. We have made it through the boys birthday party gluten free with no complaints and we just went to a Valentine party with our homeschool group and it was not bad at all! Of course we had to turn down the cupcakes but we brought own and there was plenty of cheese, chips, fruits, candy and drinks that they COULD have. I also discovered that there are 3 other children in our homeschooling group that are celiac! I know we have a long way to go and lots of challenges ahead - but so far so good. We have not eaten out at all since going gluten-free so that will be our next big challange. Me, worrying about cross contamination and them having to turn down the usual kid meals. Wish us luck! Kelly - Mommy of Alex 9 -gluten-free since 1/3/07 Ethan 6 - gluten-free since 1/10/07 Zac 1 - has never had gluten and wife to Mark - gluten-free since 2003
  4. hey kelly i'm not an expert. but i have had celiac for 11 years(i'm 13) and maybe they have DH or dermatitis hepiformis i dont know much about that as i do about celiac. but it's just you get less side-effects as celiacs. as far as i know, it's exactly like celiac eccept you dont hurt AS much but i will leave it to you to look into that. i just wanted to help you out i hope you fin

  5. We go there pretty often. They have moved though - now they are over closer to Signal Mt. We love the cookies. They use Betty Hagman's recipes. Kelly (husband and at least 2 of our boys are celiac)
  6. Vicki, I would with out a doubt try the gluten-free diet for you 11 year old. It has made a world of difference in my boys even though ther bloodwork was neg. Good Luck! Kelly (Mommy of Alex 8, Ethan 6 and Zac 1)
  7. so how many of your kids blood work came back normal and they were still found to be celiac
  8. Good luck! I'll be thinking of you. Let me know how it goes. Kelly
  9. First of all I want to thank everyone who has replied - you have ALL helped me feel much better about this. Second : I just had to share with everyone. Last night as I was tucking my 8 year old in, he just couldn't stop laughing! Something he has not done in FOREVER! We just talked and giggled for about an hour - it was wonderful!!!! Then as I was leaving his room he said " Mommy, it feels good to not be so angry." I came down to my room and cried like a baby. Kelly
  10. Thanks! I will try this out too. We have 3 parties in Jan. Kelly
  11. Thank you. I'll will give it a try! Kelly
  12. Thank you! Now to start really planning the party and stop feeling bad about what they can't have. There are SO many worse things my children could have than celiac. Also we are so lucky to know about it! Kelly
  13. Thank you so much! I feel better knowing I'm not crazy and that my boys are not the only ones out there like this. LOL I feel so bad that my boys can't have gluten but it really seems worth it. Oh yes, they often wake up with night terrors. Hopefully that will stop now too. Now to figure out their b-day party! It's coming up in 2 weeks. Yikes! You don't happen to have a wonderful cake or pizza recipe do you? I may use Amy's gluten-free pizza but it's not too good. Thanks again, Kelly
  14. Hello Everyone, My husband has celiac disease and has been gluten-free for almost 5 years now. I have three boys ages 8, 5 and 1. My older two had a blood test 4 years ago and we were told they were not celiac. However, they do have occasional tummy troubles and joint pain but the biggest problem is behavior. Since my husband is gluten-free many of the things we eat are also gluten-free. When my boys have gluten they really seem to change. Could they really be affected by it? My 8 year old becomes very angry, mean and aggressive, my 5 year old starts crying over everything and loses control easily. I took them 100% off of gluten 2 weeks ago and they seem like totally different children! The house is actually peaceful! I homeschool them so I can REALLY see a difference! I am happy but also sad if gluten is really the cause. I just can't believe gluten could cause such behavior problems. Most everyone tells me if they don't have constant tummy trouble, gluten is not the cause. Does anyone else have children where gluten causes behavior issues. Thanks, Kelly
  15. Thank you! Thank you everyone who has replied. I feel so much better knowing my boys are not the only ones out there with this problem. I joined a group for parents of celiac kids and they had never heard of this. I am so glad I'm not crazy! Thanks again! Kelly
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