Logan goes in for his nine month check up with the Pediatric GI doctor the beginning of March...that means we've been GF for nine months. I can't believe it! Thinking back, the initial diet change was rough, but I feel like we've really got it down. I think being diagnosed as a kid will actually make this all easier as an adult for Logan, because it will just be the way things always were. He's also a pretty easy going kid, at least compared to my two year old, and that has been helpful. I guess Logan being the pickiest eater I've ever seen has been good in some ways and bad in others. Bad in the fact that he's not into trying new things and good in the fact that when we find what we like, he doesn't care too much about variety. As long as we have GF waffles, yogurt, cocoa and fruity pebbles, GF bread, salami, GF granola bars, pears, apples,steak, chicken, rice cakes and GF cookies he's a happy camper. I know this doesn't sound like a lot of variety, but he didn't have much of a variety before going GF. Oh well, as long as he's happy, I'm happy!
So nine months coming up, means a blood test next week. I emailed the doctor to verify the paperwork I had for the blood test was current and what she needed. All I could think of is that I had the wrong paperwork and that Logan would have to have blood drawn twice. Doing it once to a four year old is bad enough. I haven't told him that we're going in for blood work next week because I know he remembers it from the original blood test. Hmmm, what to do? Well, I know it's necessary so we'll just have to deal. As a parent you just hate your kids having to get poked or hurt in any way. I don't remember all the details of the blood work, but I think it was to check the enzyme level in the liver because sometimes a GF diet can throw them off. I don't remember my mom or brother having blood test to check this, but then again Logan's four and I want to make sure everything on the inside is doing OK.
Well, I'll let everyone know how the blood test goes and it's results. I'm sure my little Logan will be brave for the blood test and if not, I'll wipe those alligator tears along with my own. I think a trip to Toys R Us is in the making or at the least a cherry slush on the way home.