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  1. I am replying to myself in case someone else is interested in whatever I find... We had arepa burgers yesterday, it was awesome. My husband insists that it was better than traditional wheat buns. Similar to pan de yuca, which I have ready to cook on hand (I will report back on how the kids...
  2. Well, there certainly is no lack of ideas and suggestions on how to deal with crosscontamination, but it occurred to me that I can't very well transform my home into a gluten-free zone until the other kids are tested, since they only ever eat at home (not in school or daycare) and would need to keep...
  3. Thanks for the tips RE: parenting celiac kids, Sienna. As for testing the rest of the kids, our pediatrician didn't think we should screen the siblings yet as they are asymptomatic, (1.5 y.o. twins, 3.5 y.o.) and are all 97th percentile + in growth charts. He was very prompt to test and refer our...
  4. Hi, I am new to gluten-free and it occurred to me that several parts of the world don't rely on wheat in their diet, so I am looking for authentic world cuisine foods to try. At the moment, my quest is for bread substitutes. I have found a few to try but thought you folks might know others...
  5. Thanks again for the tips. As for dairy, I won't eliminate without some evidence that she can't digest it. No reason to believe that now, she is not having any discomfort. But I came to terms with something: before worrying too much about crosscontamination, with a 5 year old I need to worry...
  6. Thanks to all who kindly shared all this advice. It will be helpful in making choices for my family and trying to keep us all healthy (and sane!).
  7. Thank you very much squirmingitch for coming to my defense. I literally interrupted my dinner to come post because I am livid. I came here specifically to ask for help coming to terms with the seriousness of this condition. That I should be received this way and that there should be any implication...
  8. Good afternoon, My 5 year old daughter has just received her diagnosis of celiac's disease after a biopsy. I have not met with the gastroenterologist since the diagnosis (apparently next appointment will only be in a few months) and we have been told that we will be contacted for an appointment...
  9. FYI - Diagnosis confirmed... I'm getting ready to flood you folks with all my questions and concerns. Thanks for the support!
  10. Good morning, I am the mother of a 5 year old who has tested positive on two blood test for tissue transglutaminase antibodies (results, over 300 then 75). She is scheduled for an endoscopy and biopsy next week. I understand that her pediatric gastroenterologist is a celiac specialist so she...
  11. Thanks for the tips about lactose, cyclinglady. I will try using lactose enzymes and reduce her intake of milk just to be safe. Can't hurt. Ando yes, as far as I understand, the rest of the children will eventually get screened, I will ask for it for sure. I guess my husband and I should request...
  12. Thanks for the encouragement Judy. I will definitely seek advice if we have a diagnosis on adapting for baking. My daughter and I have baked together since she was 2 years old and it saddened me to think we couldn't do that anymore. Instead, I now realize we will have LOTS of trial-and-error baking...
  13. Thanks Ennis, but we are in Canada. I have learned that gluten-free food is tax deductible as a medical expense here, but that won't offset the cost difference.