31 July 2009

Back on Gluten

Kai's appointment with the gastroenterologist was yesterday. It wasn't going to be for another month, but they had a cancellation so we were able to take that slot.

She told us that he is "the picture of health for a 4 year old." Too bad he's turning 7 a week from Monday.

They are putting him back on gluten for three weeks so they can do an endoscopy. She told us that because he has been off gluten when he goes back on his reaction to it will probably be worse than before. So he is in for a rough couple of weeks.

The timing works out pretty well because he'll only be on gluten (and in pain) for the first week of school. He is just excited because he gets to have real pizza for his birthday dinner.

As a celebratory start to his three weeks of gluten I made grilled cheese sandwiches. He's was thrilled and ate a sandwich and a half. About ten minutes after lunch he came to me grabbing his stomach and said, "Mom I think I discovered something. I think wheat bread has wheat in it." Then he walked off saying "Oh man. This is not my lucky day . . . ."


Kristin said...

Poor guy! Poor Mom! Why does modern medicine have to be torturous in their tests and treatments so much of the time? You are all in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I was going to say pretty much exactly what Kristin said. I hope he at least enjoys his pizza and other wheat products.

Dirtius Wifius said...

Yuck. My nephew had to go through that and it was terrible. I've noticed that Food Gawker has some great gluten-free recipes that I desperately want to try out.

Pmom@ChocolateandGarlic.com said...

How long has his stomach bothered him? Months? Years?

Beth said...

pmom-- He has been having stomach issues for a year or more. But they were nothing major and I didn't pay much attention to it. In fact most of the time I just thought he was complaining because he wanted to get out of going to school and church. So again, I never really paid any attention to it.