If you are family or have been following along with the Blog for awhile, you may remember that Conor was first diagnosed with Celiac disease at an extremely young age. Then 18 months or so later the diagnosis was reversed.
Today I saw a post from one of the folks I follow on Twitter and it mentioned the Doctor responsible for Conor’s treatment, Dr. Guandalini.
— Lucy Lloyd (@LucyALloyd) February 6, 2014
I had not seen or heard that name for quite sometime but it was one we knew very well a couple of years ago. Dr. Guandalini is the Medical Director at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. He’s world renowned and largely considered the expert in his field on Celiac disease. At the time, we felt incredibly lucky to have the expert on the disease just a few miles down the way from us.
Looking back, Conor had been poked, prodded and blood-tested enough to last a lifetime by the age of 2. I can’t give enough positive accolades to Dr.Guandalini. He was knowledgeable, patient and so warm and welcoming to our whole family. Who quite frankly didn’t know what was going on or where to turn to.
Whether you give a hoot about Celiac or Gluten I emplore you to take 5 minutes and read this interview. If nothing more than to educate yourself about what Celiac Disease is and how many people are truly affected by it. Hint Ryan Seacrest: it’s not just a fad diet trend. Personally, I found his theory on the cause for rise in Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity to be really interesting (and applicable to all families raising young children).
If you are curious, our little guy has gotten over all the digestive issues which plagued him as a toddler. He would devour pizza morning/day/night if we let him.