I was never into blogging, but perhaps it will be therapeutic, and I am willing to try anything. I was actually ecstatic to discover that Parker had Celiac Disease (CD). I was so tired of knowing that something was wrong, and not being able to fix it. He was sick for months. He gained no weight between his 12 and 15 month appointments. He had diarrhea 8+ times a day. Test after test showed us nothing, and he seemed to be in pain physically. I told every doctor available that he seemed to hurt and wince when he moved. They did x-ray's and told me he was fine. Then one day, a friend mentioned "maybe it's gluten?". I looked it up online, and called his pediatrician that day. Lo and behold, Celiac Disease. My friend and foe. After one week of being gluten free (GF). Parker was pulling up and crawling with no apparent pain. Within one week of being GF, Parker's diarrhea had stopped. Within one week of being GF, Parker had gained 10oz.!!
I say Celiac Disease is my friend, because it is manageable. As long as Parker does not consume ANY gluten, he can lead a healthy, normal life. When even a tiny amount enters his body, he gets sick. Most days are good, some days are bad. The bad days are becoming fewer and fewer as I get better about cooking, reading labels, and cross contamination.
Today was a good day.