Bye Bye Wheat…

It was nice knowing ya, but you’re leaving our lives. I think you are making us all sick and I have to trust my mommy gut and send you packing.

K’s test results came back today. Everything looks and appears normal. So we still have no real answers on why she has having mushy / loose poops on an almost daily basis. I have my hunch but it’s not showing up in any test that we do. Since she was a baby I’ve always suspected wheat to be a huge issue with her.

This is her at 7 months after starting solids, notice the rash all over her face.

 

We pulled wheat and noticed a slight difference. I have no clue why we ever put it back in her diet. But needless to say we’ve had issues with her she was a baby and my gut as always said wheat is the reason.

So after hearing the results today, I broke down in tears. I feel defeated. I feel crazy and that I’m putting my poor little girl through all this for nothing. Thanks goodness my mom and husband support me and think something is wrong too or I would have really lost it today.

So we are going wheat free as a family. I don’t know what this means, but my new mixer is on the way and we on a new journey to hopefully help make our family healthier since we all have GI issues that could be related to wheat, especially our baby girl.

Wish us luck… and if you have any tips or suggestions, please send them my way.

Comments

  1. Don’t be so hard on yourself. You had to know if there was something else going on. I won’t lie, it’s tough. And we’re not very good at it, because people here have subtle symptoms and it’s way too easy for me to forget or pretend it isn’t a big deal.

    Start small and simple, with foods that are naturally gluten free. Rice. Potatoes. Tinkyada brand brown rice pasta. Save baking and all those crazy flour mixes and sticky doughs for when you are emotionally prepared for their wonkiness.

    Best wishes . . .

    • Thanks, I ordered the Pamela’s baking mixes so I don’t have to play with flours just yet. I’m not ready for that. I think we can do this.

  2. hello, this is my first visit to your blog. I’m sorry your little one is having a hard time. I say go with your instinct. 11 years ago my daughter was diagnosed incorrectly as having a virus and I was told to let it run its course. I had a bad feeling about it and two weeks later she was needing emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. Mothers know best!

  3. Have you heard of the GAPS diet? The “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” diet. It’s not just about psychology so don’t let that scare you off like it did me for too long. It’s a temporary diet to heal gut issues and it can help overcome an amazing array of issues. http://www.gapsdiet.com/Home_Page.html is the official site, I think, but it’s confusing to read. Her book, while expensive, explains it all very clearly. If you google “GAPS diet”, you’ll pick up a lot of good info on what it’s about from folks talking about it.

    Might be worth a shot for you guys? Just keep in mind that it’s meant to be a temporary diet, not a lifelong thing. I think some people tend to get a bit fuzzy on that.