That is the question of the week.
According to the Gluten Free Drug List, amoxicillin is gluten free as are Tylenol extra strength caplets.
It has been a hard week here as the Gluten Free Kid has come down with a really, really nasty illness.
Two nights of a fever around 103 degrees, sore throat, vomiting.
I took her to the doctor who after several tests, diagnosed her with a kidney infection and some unknown bacterial infection. Which lead to the Amoxicillin and an anti-biotic shot.
Of course, neither the doctor or the pharmacists knew if the amoxicillin contained gluten. Thank you to the gluten free drug list for making that part of our lives easier!!
The hardest part for the GFK, the blood draw. My Gluten Free Kid has a real issue with blood draws. She had too many one year P.D. (pre-diagnosis), and some really terrible ones during the diagnosis process. At one point a nurse was digging around in her arm so much that I had to step in and tell her to just STOP. So blood draws are her worst enemy. (And she goes in next week for a check up with her celiac doctor. They did not do a blood draw last year so I hope they skip it this time as well).
The hardest party for me~the "why me" questions?? This is the sickest she has been post-diagnosis and it has brought back too many memories of how things used to be: the vomiting, the no energy, the being stuck inside when everyone else is out having fun.
And this has brought up the why do I have to have celiac question?
Why is my life harder?
"It is just not fair"!
Yes, we are happy for a diagnosis, but yes, sometimes it does seem like it is just not fair.
Even though she does have celiac, I tell her how thankful we are that it can be treated with a diet (oh-what a diet but just with a diet).
She likes to write song lyrics for the guitar, so I told her you have to have an interesting life to have something to write about. She would rather it not be so interesting.
Even though I can see God working in her through this, that is a concept that is sometimes hard for a 12 year old to get.
But it still is just hard sometimes -