Denisemomof4 Posted June 15, 2012 Share Posted June 15, 2012 Dd12 is my kid who has seen 19 doctors over eight years with no real diagnosis for puzzling symptoms she has which come and go. I do want her to see one last doctor, a GI specialist. I just want to make sure there are no absorption issues with her. Anyway, she saw a doctor which specializes in metaabolic disorders. He ran TONS of tests on her, taking over 10 vials of blood as well as a urine sample. She also had numerous vials of blood taken from an endocrinologist recently. The only thing we found out is that she is deficient in protein, potassium and vitamin D. The vit d doesn't concern me at all, that is an easy fix. But the other two do concern me. She was hoping to do mainly vegan like me, but I cannot allow this because of her special issues. The doctors are also really concerned about her not having animal products. So I make sure she has plenty of nuts, legumes, eggs 2 - 3 times per week, meat or fist at least twice weekly. We have cut out dairy and gluten because she seems crampier with more bowel movements on them. We did this before her testing and her celiac panel came back negative. The doctor asked her if she is making herself vomit, because that is what could be causing this upset. I know for certain she isn't. First of all, I was on my quest for answers for years and one reason was her voracious appetite with no weight gain. Secondly, she is with me all the time. She is my shadow. She is NOT modest when it is only us girls at home and she never closes the bathroom door. I am absolutely certain this isn't going on. Also, when she is sick, she is really afraid to vomit. She HATES it. I can't figure out why she would have these deficncies and wanted to ask here. I will be heading out shortly to buy potassium rich foods for her and will check in later. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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