ANALOGKIB, I am thrilled your little munchkin was diagnosed when she first started getting sick. What a wonderful mom you are to take her to the doctor's right away! She will now grow to be one healthy,happy toddler. I had all the same symptoms growing up that your munchkin did, yet everyone ignored me and my vomiting multiple times a day. I was told I was looking for attention and at one point was put into counselling. I don't remember a good day at all as a child! I had terrible stomach aches as a child and was always vomiting. When I finished barfing each morning, I was told to go back into the kitchen and finish my breakfast until it was gone! Guess what I was given each day for breakfast?? Oatmeal or cereal, all the stuff I shouldn't have been eating. I was finally diagnosed at the age of 23! I will never forgive the people who ignored me when I told them I was sick. I could have been diagnosed years before I was.
since your daughter was diagnosed so young, she won't know what it's like to eat a normal diet, but once she starts school and attending birthday parties etc, she will know she can't eat what the other kids do: hamburgers, hotdogs, cake etc. If you provide stuff to take to the party, she won't feel different. Such as making cupcakes for everyone, making sure there is GF ice cream etc. She needs to know although she has an allergy, she is no different from the other kids. My 21 year old was diagnosed 4 years ago, and because of the age she was when diagnosed, it has been hard for her to stick to the diet as with all teens, they drink beer (a definite no-no), eat pizza, go out for burgers etc. To this day, she still doesn't follow the diet. I would have preferred for her to have been diagnosed when she was little, as then she would have been on the diet for years, and maybe she would be sticking to it today.
All the best to you and your munchkin. We are all here for you if you need us.
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