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Posts posted by momtogavin

  1. Hi there! I have had a lingering feeling my son (now 5) has celiac's from the time he was a baby. I kept blowing it off since he has always been chubby and I always associated celiac's with diarrhea and thin people. Well, he will go 5-6 days and not have a bowel movement. Then, when he does it is a TON and clay colored and very foul smelling (that is an understatement). Well, now his teacher suggested a PT eval because of his lethargy and his random falling down and lack of focus. They diagnosed him with low muscle tone in his upper body and the first thing she asked me was whether he had been tested for Celiac's disease. She said that he had a lot of the symptoms that Celiac kids exhibit. He had a period of about a month where he threw up every day, had severe abdominal pain and was completely lactose intolerant. They did an x-ray which just showed an abnormal gas pattern and they dismissed it as a virus. I am an RN and a GI doc on our floor told me up to 11% of children with Celiacs are overweight. I will be so upset if this has been his problem the whole time! I made a doc appointment for Wednesday with his general pract. and I am going to hard-ball them for the blood test. I am so afraid because of his weight they will dismiss it.

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