You know, I've blogged much more about the issues that my oldest dd has, than about anything concerning my other kids. The squeaky wheel and all that. (Always trying to maintain proper boundaries and privacy all along, as much as I can, of course. My goal is to never embarrass my kids on my blog.)
But I have another one of my children, and I've always said: Whatever is wrong with me, this one has the exact same thing.
There has been leg pain, and this kid has dropped out of scouting type activities from it. This kid cannot stand up in Church, has NEVER been able to stand up in Church due to leg pain. (It's frustrating, to say the least, in my everlasting quest to appear more pious than the next person, to have a kid of mine who can't stand up in Church...tongue firmly planted in cheek, in case you did not notice).
So I took this fast-growing-now-teenaged-"child" of mine to the same health care person that gave me so many answers.
She listened. She took notes. And she took lots and lots of blood.
And yesterday, we got the results.
Turns out this kids of mine ALSO has low thyroid function and all the same deficiencies that I have, plus some of his/her own.
And this person ALSO needs the gluten free/casein free diet. We are up to half the family needing this eating plan, now!
I'm hoping, hoping, hoping, that this will make a difference for her/him, too, like it has for me!
I asked Shelley (the nurse practitioner whom we see) if me being depleted during pregnancy could have set this one up for such issues: "Oh yes".