Thank you so much for sharing your story. In September I suspected that our 9 year old may be gluten intolerant. She went to the urgent care doctor for strep and I tried to talk to her about my suspicions, she told me I had to make another appointment to come in and talk to her primary doctor. I decided instead of making her suffer until I could get another appointment, I’d go ahead and start her on a gluten free diet. She felt better almost instantly.
She then went for her health check-up in January and I talked with the doctor about my suspicions. She told us it was important for us to find out for sure and told my daughter she had to eat gluten again – just for five days. She cried! I offered her everything – donuts, cake, everything. Finally, she agreed to a small amount of ramen noodles each day and then went in for the blood tests. We found that not only is she gluten intolerant, she is allergic to wheat and nuts!!!
She enjoys reading your blogs and is thankful she hasn’t had to suffer as long as you did. She also likes knowing that there are others suffering the same way she did. She is soooo good at reading labels now for all the ingredients. We are flying to Florida this summer and appreciate all you wrote about airports and the food availability. She is getting frustrated with only finding salads and naked chicken wings when we go to restaurants. We have started reading menus on-line and planning what she may be able to eat before we go.
Thank you so much for sharing all your experiences so that we can learn from them and not have to have every experience first hand!!!