Lovebug's Celiac test came back Negative!!
I am both happy and relieved that we don't have to deal with this right now. I'm not sure how I would have handled another T1 diagnosis and a Celiac Diagnosis with a year. Not to mention there is just so much going on right now, I really didn't need one more thing on my plate to "worry" about.
I have to admit, I was fully expecting the test to come back positive. I honestly asked the nurse twice if she was reading it right. I guess after 4 months of waiting and wondering I just expected that we would go through all the issues, the blood tests and the biopsy and it would come back positive. (even though that was really the last thing I wanted.) I really had prepared my heart and mind for the nurse to say that the biopsy came back positive.
In all honesty, I am happy that it was negative but also a little annoyed. I just went through 4 months of not knowing, worrying and putting Lovebug through blood tests and a biopsy,. just to have it come back negative. It almost doesn't seem worth all the stress it caused me and Lovebug.
Her antibodies weren't elevated very high, just a little. She had very few symptoms. I know the doctor recommended the biopsy, to be sure. Looking back, I'm not so sure I would do it. We could have just done follow up blood tests every 3 months instead. The doctor said it was an option, but I thought and he recommended that we go through with the biopsy to be sure. Lovebug will have to get re-tested in 6 months and we "may" have to go through all this over again. But next time I will look at things a lot differently. I have an number in my head that if her antibodies aren't over that number, we aren't going to do another biopsy. (unless of course she is having symptoms) I just can't go through all this stress over and over again just to have it come back negative. I don't want to put Lovebug through this over and over again.
At least now the stress of the past 4 months can start loosing it's grip on me and I can concentrate on other things!