I still can't figure out how to write about what happened in Connecticut, so here, a diversion:
Just in time for the holidays, we've decided to take the plunge and go gluten-free. We've been toying with the idea for awhile, and in fact, had almost made it to a totally gluten-free diet when we got celiac test results that were negative. At about the same time, our nutritionist told us that while going casein-free helps more than 80% of spectrum kids who try it, going gluten-free only helps 57%. Oh, and you need to be completely gluten-free for months before you may see results. These three pieces of information were enough to put me off the idea for a couple of months. To be honest, I'd been fighting the urge to give up completely after realizing just how many times kids bring in special treats (i.e. cupcakes or cookies) for school snack time. I don't know about you, but I don't remember there being a snack time after nursery school. But, whatever.
The point is, after a couple of months of not trying to be gluten-free we have finally come to the realization that we need to do it before we can decide whether to panic about Sky's unpredictable behavior. So here goes...
Day One went okay with gluten-free pretzels and sun butter and jelly sandwiches on gluten-free frozen waffles. Only a jillion more days and dollars to go! Oh, and it only took two years, but I figured out if I include crunchy things like carrots and apples in Sky's lunch, he's able to eat peacefully with a little zen attitude left for his afternoon. Who knew crunching could be so therapeutic (Well, except for all the OTs out there--I'm sure they knew).