Question For "symptomless" Celiacs
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:26 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:24 AM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:06 PM
Her 6 mo follow up is next month so I am anxious to see if her TTG is normal, EMA negative, and her vitamin D level in proper range. She has gained nearly 5 lbs since th diet change which has been awesome, we now know she wasn't absorbing properly, even though her biopsy did not show damage-- because she had a positive EMA test, her pediatric GI feels the damage was most likely patchy or just beginning but was most certainly there at time of biopsy.
We are now to a place of sleepovers and play dates, so hopeful we don't experience any gluten issues there.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:12 AM
We're in a very similar situation to you. My husband, other daughter and I are all non-celiac, and there is gluten in the house. And honestly, we haven't been as careful as we would have been if she showed symptoms. Plus, of course, she eats lunch and snacks at school (brings them from home, but eats right next to kids who are eating gluten).
I guess our next step is to be a lot more careful at home -- to behave as if she would get violently ill, even though we know she won't.
Anyway, yes, it is possible for a child to be getting accidental exposure and still show no symptoms. I'm grateful that she doesn't get violently ill, but it does make it hard to know if we're doing a good job.
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