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Monday – 2013 #26

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Last week was a huge blur of  VBS and dealing with an adverse reaction to medication.  I decided to take the little ones to VBS for the first time.   I knew that I would probably need to attend with them to make sure they were not given any gluten.  The volunteers did a great job of being sensitive to the allergy needs of all the kids who had them (There were only four and two of them were mine.)    It was  a great lesson for the kids learning about “The Call of God”.  They had a great time, it was exhausting for me, exhilarating and tiring for them as well.   I fully intended to blog last week, but was so tired, I wasn’t able. 


As for the medication reaction – I recently shared my CT scan experience, but what I didn’t share was the diagnosis.  But, I realize that it might be helpful to others to share.  I think that diverticulitis is not a great topic for a mainly food blog, but this blog is actually about being gluten free and having Celiac, gluten sensitivity/intolerance most of the time come with other ailments, either caused or exacerbated by gluten and how your body has/is reacting to gluten.   All that to say, after the diagnosis, it was recommended to do a clear liquid diet and antibiotics.  I decided to take a more natural approach with natural remedies and semi liquid diet.  I tried for two weeks but was not able to relieve the symptoms and actually developed other symptoms that I didn’t previously have.  Diverticulitis is a potentially serious disease.  So, after being unable to do it naturally I called for antibiotics (Cipro & Flagyl).  They recommended clear liquid diet again for two days.  I started on Wednesday night and on Friday morning I had a severe adverse reaction to the Flagyl.  It was a pretty rough day and I am still recovering and feeling the affects of the medicine as well as the diverticulitis. If anyone has questions I will be glad to answer them.  Feel free to email me.

Not sure what the menu for the week will look like.  I have a friend bringing Chick Fil A for dinner and I am thankful for that.  Eating is hit and miss for me.
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A Gluten Free Story – My youngest son

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My youngest child was the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak, for us and going gluten free.  As I’ve shared before, I was pretty sure my third child had an issue, but situationally and emotionally, I wasn’t ready to deal with it.  But, when I realized that my youngest had more than just cradle cap, I knew I had to make the change.  These are some pictures that will show you what he looked like when I started and after we were about 6 months in, I think.  If you have questions or comments feel free to share.