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June 21st, 2007, 11:10 AM
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Emily had a doctor's checkup yesterday and we needed to run some tests to see if she has my disease. I have a 50/50 chance of passing it onto my kids so I always have to be checking for it. So they needed to take her blood. They had me hold her legs in mine and another nurse hold her arm. I was so worried she would freak out and not like the doctor's after that. She didn't flinch, cry or anything. She watched the needle go in and all she said was "Just be soft". This is what she says whenever she wants to be sure you don't hurt her too much. She only said this after it was already in her arm. The lady taking the test said she had never had a child be this good and that she had just had a 30 year old cry from having blood taken that day. They looked at me like "Can she please have a sucker?" Of COURSE she can have a sucker! I was SO happy and impressed with my BIG girl!! Just had to share. And she's so funny, the doctor asked if she knew her ABC's. Emily says "G?" I told her she has known them since she was 18 months and is now learning the sounds- thanks to Leap Frog.
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June 21st, 2007, 02:20 PM
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What a brave girl! I didn't know you had a genetic disease, sorry I must have forgotten. Hope the results come back all clear.
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June 21st, 2007, 02:21 PM
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She sure is brave! I hope she didn't inherit it.
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June 21st, 2007, 05:15 PM
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June 21st, 2007, 06:09 PM
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What a big girl! She's so sweet "just be soft". What disease do you have (if you don't mind me asking)?
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June 21st, 2007, 07:20 PM
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What a big girl! They always surprise us.

Let us know the results.
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June 21st, 2007, 09:34 PM
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I have celiac sprue. An autoimmune disease where I can't digest gluten, no wheat, oats, rye or barley. So I am very limited with what I eat. We tested her at 18 months and it was negative, but even a viral infection can set it off if she has the make up for it. We both got a bad infection last year and since then she has been showing some symptoms. Hopefully it comes out negative. At least I know how to deal with it if it is positive since I have to eat my special diet all the time. But it would be hard on a 3 year old having to tell her all the foods she once ate, she can't eat anymore. She won't understand it well. I will know in a week to two weeks.
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June 22nd, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Bless her heart!!! What a sweet BIG girl!

Please let us know the results. I pray they are negative!
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June 22nd, 2007, 07:43 PM
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I have a friend whose entire family is celiac. She has chosen, rather than have her kids tested, to feed them a gluten free diet from the beginning (because it can be triggered at any point, as you said). They still eat all the things "normal" kids eat, it just takes a little more planning on mom's part. I can see where taking gluten containing cookies and bread away from an older child could be very trying for everyone involved.
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June 22nd, 2007, 08:20 PM
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I have a friend whose entire family is celiac. She has chosen, rather than have her kids tested, to feed them a gluten free diet from the beginning (because it can be triggered at any point, as you said). They still eat all the things "normal" kids eat, it just takes a little more planning on mom's part. I can see where taking gluten containing cookies and bread away from an older child could be very trying for everyone involved.[/b]

My family, 10 kids and my mom have it, we thought of going gluten free all the way, but there is also the chances of them never having it, so we had decided to have her eat normal and just watch for it. It does make it harder if we have to change the diet over, but I was always prepared to do this at some point if I had to. We have to watch the baby too. We don't introduce gluten until over a year and then do it very slowly to watch for reactions. Its a fun disease to have. At least I know how to deal with it in the event that she may have it.
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June 24th, 2007, 09:36 PM
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I just couldn't imagine how it was when there wasn't so many gulten free options. Is it easier than when you were younger?
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June 25th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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I just couldn't imagine how it was when there wasn't so many gulten free options. Is it easier than when you were younger?[/b]

Oh, it has gotten MUCH easier. When I was young we tended to eat things like a can of tuna and beans for lunch. Breakfast was eggs or rice cereal and that was it. Tons of fruits and veggies. Now I have a little more variety though I tend to still eat a lot of fruit and veggies. There are a lot of recipes that are pretty good. Pancakes, cornbread, muffins, banana bread, etc. Its just everything I eat takes prep time. There isn't much to grab unless I grab a banana. Rarely ever eat out since there are few restaurants that have a gluten-free menu. There are some though so on special occasions we go out. I do get quite sick of my food. I am used to it though.
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June 26th, 2007, 02:50 PM
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I've heard that Macaroni Grill will cook your gluten free pasta into their recipes, but I don't know anyone who has ever tried it.

I agree...just in the last 5 years that I've known this friend, the options for her kids have come so far. Our SuperTarget even has a gluten free dessert for sale in their bakery. It's not a cake...kinda like a fudge pie type thing, I guess. It's amazing. I always call my friend every time I find something new for her to feed the girls .
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