Thank you to everyone who commented on my Longish Story about Anna.
We're still waiting on some results, but we DID run the full gamut of blood and stool studies. They did test for both Gluten Intolerance and Celiac. We also did a hydrogen breath test for lactose intolerance.
Here's what we now know.
1. 90-100% of Asian Americans are lactose intolerant.
2. Anna IS lactose intolerant.
3. All other tests came back negative and non-reactive.
We're still working through some other things and we'll keep you updated as we hear anything else.
Always nice to know more information to alleviate the fear of the unknown.
Have you ever tried raw milk? It can be hard to find a "dealer" sometimes, but my sister in law's with l.i. children have had great results (and we just love the taste!)
Oh, and I loved your comment on our sledding post. I know - it's totally ridiculous that we only had an inch of snow and everything shut down and we played till we couldn't play anymore. It's weird now to be living in a place where people wear jeans in the snow, socks on their hands, and sled on cardboard! So funny!
hey alissa. don't know if they are ok for kids, but those lactose intolerance pills that you can get at the stores help alot. Hugs. -wendyc
i know how the poor thing feels.. I'm half Japanese and am Lactose intollerant..
Thanks for the update. I am sorry that she has to be an asian!Ha Ha We love Soy
that's an interesting stat about asian/americans and milk! I just passed it on to my girlfriend who's husband is half Chinese and her baby is having problems with her breast milk when SHE ingests dairy. thanks for the info!
Glad you found out! I was sick all the time and couldn't find out why, after many dr.s and tests I had a blood test for food allergies and milk and cheese were on the list. Boy knowing that has changed my life. Being allergic to dairy and not knowing it can be horrible, been there done that, wouldn't wish it on anyone- poor girl! It's hard to cut out, its in everything! Well and then there are trips to yogurtland that are hard to resist ;)
That's a crazy high rate for Asian Americans! Poor Anna. Poor You. I'm always here if you wanna talk.
i'm half asian too, and everytime i use too much dairy i pay for it... but it can be tough leaving everything out that has dairy in it, basically nearly not managable if you're in grad school and eat at school most of the time.
but even though it may seem weird, a tummy irritated by dairy can hurt quite a bit ;)
i hope the little girl will feel better soon!
oh and what u can also try is goat milk! people who cant use cow milk can drink goat milk with no problem!!
and be careful about the raw milk thing with cow milk, cos it's not recommended for kids, since there can be something in it, that could make kids really sick!
another lactose intolerant ;)
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