Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thanks to all for your kind comments. I finally made our appointments at Children's and got everything straightened out with our doctors not returning my phone calls. There seems to be ONLY ONE pediatric celiac dietitian in Boston, but I managed to get in to see her on the same day we're seeing the doctor. So I'm feeling better.

Eric said his tummy was hurting a little less for the first time in months, so that was good.

The restaurant thing wouldn't be a problem if E were an adult. Adults tend to try new things, and like food with multiple ingredients. He's just a super picky eater, and since he doesn't eat things like any meat, rice, French fries (or any form of potatoes) or anything Mexican (quesedillas on corn tortillas? YUM! But not for him), I can't even imagine what we could order for him. A slice of cheese, and a lemonade?

Still, I hope he'll be more open to new foods once his tummy feels better. According to lots of the folks on celiac.com their absurdly picky kids were much more open to eating new things once they got the gluten out of their systems, and their intestines had a chance to heal.

He's been very hungry since we switched over from gluten. So, I'm hoping that's a good sign. I'm kind of used to him not having much of an appetite, and suddenly he's hungry all the time. But he's been asking for applesauce and fruit mostly. He seems to have accepted that Apple Jacks, Life and crackers are a thing of the past.

A parent from his school e-mailed because she was bringing a snack in and wanted to make sure he could eat it. This gave me all kinds of warm fuzzies, much like the comments below.

So, thanks again. I really appreciate the info and the links.

5 Comments:

Blogger RNY said...

There is a dietitian at BIDMC named Melinda Dennis. She has celiac and often gives grocery store tours, etc. She is great resource.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

That's weird. I was just reading the Globe article about her and I flipped over to my eMail and saw your comment.

SPOOKY!

Thanks so much!

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Lynn Cicero said...

I just saw your post. How old is your son? It is not unusual for kids to develop "food jags" especially if food has not been fun for him. Don't give up!! A food sometimes needs to be presented 12 times before the child will even put it in his mouth. Keep putting it on his plate. Comment on the colors, texture, shape but not the name of the food. You can move on to other foods of similar texture once he tries the first food. It takes a lot of patience but the reward is a healthy eater!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Thanks Lynn!

I have offered him chicken, probably at least 200 times over the last 2 years. He goes ballistic if I put it on his plate. His diet is not unhealthy. He gets the nutrients he needs. But it's just a PAIN, and it really doesn't overlap with anything I like to eat.

I cook at least 4 nights a week and I always offer him whatever we're eating. He says NO! Like I just offered him a monkey brain.

But we'll keep at it...

9:39 AM  
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