Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sweet Faces of Celiac Disease: Meet Hadley

Hadley is 2.5 years old and was diagnosed with celiac disease just before her 2nd birthday.

What symptoms was your child having before being diagnosed?

She would go through phases of vomiting 1-2 times a day. This would happen every day for a few weeks and then stop for a few weeks before starting again. Also she had extreme diarrhea, crankiness, waking up inconsolable every hour to 2 hours.

Any other family members diagnosed with celiac disease?


How has your child’s life changed since being diagnosed?

She is a different child. She was such a cranky baby and is so happy now! She has gained almost 8 lbs in 6 months. She would rarely eat food before and is becoming a good eater. She was constantly in the doctor's office because she was always so sick. She is happy and healthy now! She hasn't been sick since she was diagnosed!

What advice would you offer a parent who’s child was just diagnosed with celiac disease?

Hang in there! It's a learning curve but worth it for your child's health and happiness!

Hadley, I'm so happy you are feeling so much better!! And, I love your pretty blonde hair and sweet smile. 
And yes, it's a learning curve for sure, but once you get the hang of it and see your child's health improvements, it's ALLLLL WORTH IT!

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