Thomas was diagnosed at the age of 17 months. First symptoms that we noticed were the distended abdomen which the pediatrician dismissed as normal and chronic diarrhea/constipation. His bowel movements would range from liquid to normal to grey clay like stools. After that we noticed he’d pass undigested food and vomit occasionally during meals. He’d have temper tantrums head butting the wall, and brain fog staring into space. He had chronic fatigue and would fall asleep in places he normally wouldn’t. With time his belly just got bigger and bigger but none of this raised a flag to his pediatrician. It wasn’t until his whole body started to swell (5lbs of water weight) that they took blood and they discovered that he had protein losing enteropathy (kidney and liver malfunction) and this is was what lead to a 10 day long stay in a Children’s Hospital and after numerous other tests and an endoscopy with biopsy he was diagnosed with celiac disease. Two weeks after diet change, we starting noticing an improvement and at 8 months he was completely healed. He is now almost 5 years old and thriving with life. We will always protect our son but it shows with his confidence at school that he’ll be his own advocate for Celiac Disease soon enough.