Well here’s some good news/meh news. For those of you tracking my daughter’s awesome “Is she celiac?” journey (and by awesome, I mean totally phhhhhpt), we got the final word yesterday with the results of more tests. The GF kid can eat all the gluten she wants . . . for now. Whoo-hoo?
It is good news, honestly. She is cleared on the celiac front, and since her only symptoms are dark circles under the eyes and being abnormally tired (yes, we are ripping out our allergen-laden carpet) she can totally eat that gluten whenever she’s far away from mom. The bad news? Her genetic test shows she’s at high risk for celiac. Granted, that’s not a huge surprise given that I’ve got the sprue. And honestly, knowing that she’s clear for now as a kid, I feel okay with it. By the time it develops (if it does at all, there’s absolutely a chance that it will not) she’ll know more than the average celiac and be totally okay. So, big WHEW. Big. Have a Ring-Ding, kid. Enjoy it while you can.