I just figured out my step-son has celiacs disease, his daddy, my fiance neglected to tell me that the first few times I met the child.
I started getting really concerned because I noticed he was having alot of tummy aches, asked his mom when we did the weekend swap, and she said he needs a gluten free diet cause he has celiacs disease.
Poor kid loves pop tarts, but he has to poop about twenty minutes after eating them, and I had to convince his dad, that its not just a tummy ache, its permanent damage to his intestines being caused by the gluten, so we really need to avoid it when he is staying with us!
He is almost 12 years old, so he knows he is not supposed to eat that stuff, he maybe even should have spoke up about it, but he was shy and didnt wanna confide in me about it, which is fine, I can understand that, he is getting more comfortable around me which is nice
I am going grocery shopping this weekend, and we will have him this weekend, so I need ideas of what to buy, I am really new to this (mom thing- no kids of my own, now I have a 12 year old), I have been searching this site for recipes, and nothing sounds like something he would like to eat, he is kind of a picky eater, what kid isnt a picky eater?
We are going camping, and I hate for him to have to run to go have diarrhea camping, there is no bathroom in the woods! Course he thinks its funny, but Id rather not have him sick.
I have an apple tree in the back yard that is riping up, I figure we can bring some apples, and yogurt cups, and I always have bought him granola bars but he never eats them, maybe I should tell him he HAS to eat granola instead of pop tarts, not give him a choice... stop buying pop tarts so he is not tempted...
I read that alot of sauces and stuff have hidden gluten, and anything with malt contains gluten, we find things at the store that sound gluten-free except for a malt ingredient, is it true?
I dont wanna be a controlling step mother, but I do want the child to feel healthy, he is such a skinny little thing, I worry about him.View Thread
Aww thanks so much for your advice! Me and my fiance have been really sticking our heads together making our shopping lists, so we buy a nice variety of gluten free foods, along with things for ourselves, but we avoid buying things he will maybe feel left out if we have and he cant have. It is hard, my fiance is a good man, he just has ideas in his head, and needs to be re-educated So I think the boy is lucky his dad found me so we can work on bulking him up a bit!View Thread
I like to coat catfish fillets in cornmeal and lemon pepper and fry it in a pan with oil, simple and tasty! We've caught sooo many trout, and I cant find a way I like them, at the restaurant they grill them, but Im not sure how to do that with out them falling apart.View Thread