Hi Mamas! Just looking for a little support...
I have gone through a lot in the past year. Left my horrible, abusive ex in Dec. of 2012 and have been trying to get on my feet since then. Moved in with family for a while and that went horribly wrong. After a stint of homelessness I got into a wonderful program for single Mamas and have managed to get my own home, a job and lots of resources and counseling for me and my kids. That is a very, very condensed version of the story.
My kids have always been small. Me and ex are both small, so I thought they'd just be small. Well, my three youngest are too small and have been losing weight recently despite eating well. My ex was extremely anti-medical care of any kind so I could never get my concerns addressed. Now that I'm on my own I have been getting them medical care and just recently took my 3 youngest to a GI Dr. I have 2 siblings with celiac so I pushed for that test and my 2 and 3 year old came back positive. They want to biopsy to confirm diagnosis, but I am pretty certain they have it.
Me and my other 2 kids have not been tested and I am hoping to make that happen soon.
Just wondering if anyone else is in a similar boat with more than one kid have celiac and how you cope? My younger sister was diagnosed 6-7 years ago and has spent all those years coming up with wonderful recipes so that will be a huge help.
I am just a little overwhelmed... I am a single working Mama and... it is just a lot to deal with! But I am thrilled to have answers for at least these two kiddos. The Dr. thinks my youngest may have reflux (I'm wondering about GERD, it really fits her issues) so I feel like we are on our way to solutions and that makes me happy. I just hope this adjustment period is pretty smooth.
Not totally sure what I am asking for, but thanks for bearing with me!