Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sweet Faces of Celiac Disease: Meet Logan

Logan is 10 years old and 
was diagnosed with celiac 
disease when he was 8 years old.

What symptoms was your child having before being diagnosed?

He would throw up every time he ate. He was always tired and had no energy. He also has Addison's disease (diagnosed at 6) so the doctors kept thinking it was all Addison's related. But I pushed for more testing and his blood work was so off they finally listened to me.

Any other family members diagnosed with celiac disease?

No

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

Now that diet is adjusted he is "healthy". He has adjusted well and he knows what he can and can not eat / touch / use. He always follows the rule "when in doubt go without".

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

Don't look at is as a burden or challenge. It is all part of life and sometimes our lives don't turn out how we planned. Have fun in the kitchen and let your child be apart of the cooking.

Logan, I love that you're taking good care of yourself - keep it up kiddo! And I love your shirt! lol "Who ate all the gluten-free chocolate chip cookies?" #wasn'tme  :)

Mom, I love what you said, "Don't look at it as a burden or challenge. It's all a part of life and sometimes our lives don't turn out how we planned."



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