Hello. My baby girl (19 months) was completely average size until she dropped to 3% at 12 months. This diagnosed her as FTT and she's still in that percentile this week at her 18 month well-baby visit. The Ped called in for blood work - thinking it was thyroid issues as I had thyroid cancer and my husband is hypothyroid. Turns out her celiac test came back at 100+ (when it was supposed to be under 4). I'm waiting to receive a copy of the blood work so I'll know the name of the test. She has an appointment with a Pediatric GI in 1.5 weeks.
So, now, where do I start? I get that I'm supposed to remove all wheat and gluten from her diet, but HOLY CRAP, that sounds scary!! We have healthy diets in our house, but I have no issues with snacking on pretzels and cheeze-its and enjoying junky food every once in a while.
I'd really love to hear from some of you that have BTDT with kids. The youngest should be easy enough to switch her diet, but I'll eventually have to work the whole house over, right? I'm not sure the 7 y/o and 3 y/o will be thrilled with not seeing bread and rolls and cereal and other things.
Basically, I need both reassurance and a game plan. I am 100% committed to helping my baby girl and absolutely willing to change everything in our house, but I don't know how as I've always been a "fly by the seat of my pants" meal maker.
Thank you for any guidance you can provide. :)