14yo son being tested
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|Tue, 04-13-2010 - 10:11am|
Our 14yo son had blood drawn yesterday to test for Celiac. He's been having stomach problems for months. Sometimes just an achy feeling, other times he has mild diarrhea or will throw up (not too often). He also has some mild heartburn, and the doc did put him on Prilosec for that. He's missed about 12 days of school since going back after winter break because of his stomach symptoms. So I guess we'll see what the test results show. I have to say, the thought of going gluten free around here scares the heck out of me! My 16yo is a carb craver! lol He also has ADHD and bipolar disorder (carb cravings are common in bipolar people). *sigh* I guess I'll wait until the tests are back to worry about it. It's a bit overwhelming. I do know it's possible, though. I have friends with gluten sensitivities and had a 3yo daycare child that was eventually diagnosed with Celiac (after she'd left my care--they moved but mom kept in touch). She was always complaining of her stomach hurting, but she was a very sensitive child and we all just thought it was nerves, including her doctor at the time.
I just thought I'd check out this board to see what I may be in for. I frequent some other iVillage boards (child care providers, homeschooling, family Christian life, foster care, adoption), so I may see some familiar "faces". :)