My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed about a year ago. Finally feel like I have a handle on it, although the emotional aspects still catch me off guard from time to time. So thankful for moms like SwimMom who helped me learn the ropes a year ago!!
Just realized GD had a forum…. :) Woot! My 12 year old son was just diagnosed this past spring (and 6th grade was a mess for us – he missed SO MUCH SCHOOL). I’m glad we have the summer to adjust, he’s really being a champ about everything and feeling much better. Here’s to hoping that 7th grade is much better!
My daughter missed quite a bit of school during the initial illness/diagnosis phase. She’s normally an honors student but her grades dropped dramatically. After diagnosis and initial adjustments she slowly returned to her pre-celiac self. After about a year she was better than normal,she was healthy and happy! It takes time but it will get much better.
I have an 8 year old daughter that was diagnosed with Celiac about 6 months ago. Her only symptom was lack of growth, and that didn’t start until she was 5 (no growth at all from 5 to 8). She also has ADHD and is on the spectrum, so dealing with dietary changes was not fun. I think we’re doing okay with it now.
I have an 8yr old daughter that was diagnosed just before the age of 2 (right after my 2nd kid was born… talk about being hormonal and then dealing with the diagnosis I knew nothing about!)
But we have come a long way and she is doing great. 2nd kiddo is still not celiac, and we all get tested every 2 years or so.
This has been a life changer for our family – lots of good things – more eating at home together as a family, more aware of healthy eating, etc. But, I also started my own GF Bakery – licensed home bakery in Iowa. I can’t wait to quit my regular day job and do this full-time, but it will be awhile before that happens. Fingers crossed.
But if anyone needs advice – been doing this since before she remembers what anything gluten tastes like (which is probably a good thing).