Saturday, March 23, 2013

What About That Gluten Free Trial?

Well, according to Seth's blood tests (taken many months ago!)... he is not allergic nor does he have Celiacs...

That being said... He DOES have an obvious sensitivity to gluten. How do we know this? Just before his blood tests, we put gluten foods back into his diet per the doctor's request... Over the next two weeks, he became a major grump, threw tantrums about EVERYthing, and woke many times a night... I decided to  pull gluten back out just to see what happened... within two days, he was our sweet Seth again and was also sleeping through the night!

That means we treat him as gluten intolerant!

We also noted that his milk intolerance had gotten worse. Since he turned one, his little tummy just did not handle milk very well... but he was able to have cheese and yogurt. However, just a couple of months ago. we noticed that the cheese and yogurt were not setting well with him either.

That means we treat him as milk intolerant!

He eats lots of meat and vegetables! Gluten free flours are not easily accessible (nor affordable) here, but we do have a GF Bisquick that we use about once a week for him. We also tried a black bean brownie recipe. He liked them, but it makes a big pan... and since no one else appreciated the black bean brownies... we'll just make those on special occasions, I guess... just for him!

Guess what?!? When I swapped out summer/fall clothes, Seth had been in 6-9 months clothing (for a FULL year!). I decided to leave out the 12 month stuff & just roll up the pants... well, just two months ago, we had to pull out the 18 month pants!!! Woohoo!! PTL!! That means he's back to where he should be on those growth charts.

Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of regular posts soon... so much going on in our family that we need to share! :)

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