|Army Men and Pirates join forces |
against the Gluten Intruders!
Before Jack was diagnosed with celiac disease, he when he would eat gluten. As soon as his body would register that gluten was in his system, the army men and pirates would attack his gut, pounding at the hairlike projections in his small intestines called "Villi".
The Army Men and Pirates were mistaking Jack's small intestines as the Intruder!
|Ready for Action!|
Fortunately, for the past 7 years, the Army Men and Pirates have been on reserve, while Jack has been eating gluten-free.
Instead, they have been busy warding off colds and germs at pre-school and preparing for the fall and winter season. The troops are on stand-by ALWAYS. If gluten enters Jack's body, the Army Men and Pirates will be there to let Jack know: NO GLUTEN IS ALLOWED.
As Jack's Momma and Commander and Chief of his gluten-free diet, it's my responsibility to ensure Jack is eating gluten-free at ALL times. Until Jack is able to determine what has gluten and what doesn't and is able to ask questions as needed, I am responsible in making sure the Intruder doesn't prevail! I will do my best son! And even when you are old enough to make your own dietary decisions, I'm sure I'll still offer my two cents...that's just what mommas do.
I hope this helps in explaining celiac disease to your child.