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Fire Fairy

Celiac Blood Panel

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Results from my mom's blood tests came back and the nurse read to me over the phone "No signs of Celiac disease". Now I'm sure there was more in the report, maybe that was what the Doctor wrote down to tell me. Point is when my mom had the test run she sent my dad out to buy all the gluten filled treats she loves, presumably so she could have them one last time, what do I do now? I mean really if any of our long timers could get a hold of a copy of her medical history you would see why I think she has to be Celiac or NCGS. What do I do? It's almost like I have a 75 year old baby and the Doctor is telling her she needs gluten to be healthy!  She loves her gluten, do I try to take it away when she got a negative result? I might could talk her into trying it. If she does have a problem with gluten it could make her much healthier. On the other hand in her poor health a severe glutenating once she is gluten-free could be very very serious.  

 

I almost want to go the bakery and eat a bunch of gluten just to prove to her beyond doubt that it's poison to me. Then I think she'd want it all out of the house for my safety.

 

PS Mom still has all of her mental capacity despite a stroke, when I say it's like having a child I mean her mind set towards gluten filled food. We tried having her go gluten free before and she would send dad out behind my back to get her treats.

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Your mom is YOUR MOM!   You've told us that's she mentally sound; therefore, she can make her own decisions.  Based on the blood tests (and your Mom can request the lab copies) it appears that she doesn't have Celiac Disease.  Yes, she might have an intolerance, but it's up to her to take gluten out of her diet.  Remember, most of her illnesses (stroke, cancer, etc.) are found in the normal non-Celiac population.  Yes, it's can be related to diet and other healthy habits, but it was her choice on how she chose to live her life.  

 

As much as you love your mother, she needs to make her own decisions.  You can set an example, but that's all you can do.  She's 75 and she's set in her ways.  Enjoy the time you have left with her.

 

Hope this helps.  

 

I heard on the radio that you can not give advice to those who have powdered your butt!

 

P.S. I'm shocked that the nurse gave you results over the phone to you and not to your mother.  That's not in compliance with HIPPA laws!  I hope your mother has given permission to release medical records to you.  

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