Just when I think this crappy disease can’t get any crappier…I get an email like the one below.
This mom reached out to me because her soon to be 14-year-old son is depressed. You see…he has celiac disease and whenever he gets glutened, he wets the bed.
It happened again recently and he was at a friend’s house.
I can’t imagine the heartbreak.
She is not asking me to directly help him. But she is asking for some support. She was hoping that by me putting this out there, another parent might open up and share his or her story.
And the son is asking if it has happened to others out there and “he wants to know if it will stop.”
So if you’ve got some experience with this, please share your story.
And if not, a few words of support would be most appreciated.
This disease just sucks.
Here’s her email…
My son has always been a bet wetter. However, that along with a host of other strange ailments all went away with his celiac diagnosis and cessation of gluten.
No doctors will admit bed wetting is connected to Celiac Disease but in our home we know differently.
The crappy part is whenever he is glutened, the bed wetting comes back until the “poison” is out of his system.
He’s two weeks shy of 14 and is begging to have some depression and anxiety over this issue.
Of course we always do whatever it takes to get him healthy and have appointments set up to ease him through. Just having my self and his sister to confide in (we both have Celiac too) seems to help most times. My husband lives 100% GF to support all of us. Our structure is very good here.
But I was wondering if there’s anyone out there in “Dude-Land” that would be willing to talk about this. To show my son it’s more common than he thinks.