Update on 4/02/2012 – Little Boo has now been gluten free for over two years. She is back up to where she should be for weight and height.
Update on 3/30/2011 – It has now been one year! Little Boo is two years old and doing fantastic on the gluten free diet. She has gained 9 lbs in a year!
I decided to start this blog after finding out my youngest daughter is a Celiac. Little Boo turned one in March and we are figuring out what she can eat and what is actually tasty! I am breastfeeding her, so I am going gluten-free as well. I also have two older daughters (Lulu and Peanut) who are getting to sample all kinds of gluten-free recipes as well.
One of the questions I frequently get asked is what were my daughter’s symptoms? She was diagnosed extremely young, but her symptoms were pretty severe. The biggest symptom for her was that she wasn’t gaining weight. She dropped from the 70th percentile for weight to the 10th percentile in three months. Other symptoms include delayed gross motor and generally very weak muscle tone, delayed speech, anemia, extremely elevated alkaline phosphatase levels (which we will be investigating further), and constipation.