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My Daughter's Egd Results!

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We started the gluten-free diet in May of 2006, following positive blood tests and an inconclusive EGD. The EGD showed duodenal ulcerations, inflammation, mucousy patches, and other "issues" but the biopsies showed no villi damage. Or... not enough for them to "offically" label her as Celiac. We were, however, told to put her on the diet, immediately.

Around the time the school year started, she began having issues that required us to seek the help of her GI team, once again.

We assumed she was getting gluten in her system somehow...but could not isolate it. It was a mistake I made, I failed to realize just how "destructive" PlayDough can be to a kid with Celiac and/or wheat allergies.

Totally MY FAULT. Though, I had no clue that she played with it on a daily basis, in the school setting.

Once we figured that out, we removed it.... cold turkey. She has special playdough at school, home, and her caregivers house - totally gluten-free and safe.

Anyhow, she had her EGD last Friday, I got the results yesterday.

There is NO trace of any villi damage, her ulcerations are GONE, and aside from a little bit of tummy inflammation, she's perfectly healthy.... which led her GI to conclude that the play dough WAS/IS the problem.

I was just SOOO happy to hear that the other "problems" are GONE. No more ulcers, mucousy patches of "ick" - and generally speaking, no more "tummy ouchies!"

And her bowel issues have almost completely resolved since removing the actual brand name Play Dough from her hands. She's totally thrilled and happy with her Aroma Dough. So, to the parents who suggested that.... a HUGE debt of gratitude. THANK YOU!

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