Colten has been under the weather for nearly 5 months. At first I jumped to the conclusion, he is a kid, they spread sickness like the speed of light at school. It started with random vomiting, and moaning his stomach hurt. Progressively he seemed to be complaining more, and more. His burps got worse, with every meal we was burping and regurgitating his food. It started to become very concerning and uneasy.
The doctors appointment was made, and thank goodness. He seemed to be getting progressively worse by the day. The feeling of helplessness is unbearable for a parent. Knowing your child is hurting, and you have no control or super power to make it better. I spent countless nights up with Colten crying on the toilet, asking me to take him to the hospital. I had hospital trips, that ended in 6 hour waits to be sent home.
Finally last Thursday, we got the news. Colten is Celiac ( we have some further tests) Fantastic, right I found out. Now I feel like there is some control over the situation. My whole lifestyle needs to be changed in a few days, wow overwhelming.
I never realized the amount of products we eat with wheat, rye and barley. Our complete diet needs to be switched. How hard is that for a 5 year old, my heart melts for him.
I look at this situation, with overwhelm but joy. Joy of now we know. Overwhelm for Colten, how this affects every aspect of his life, and what a hard thing to understand for a 5 year old. I know we will conquer the Celiac diet, and adapt to it, but what a lifestyle shocker.