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.