Thursday, September 23, 2010
Day 7, Diagnosis
I just spoke with our doctor's office and all of Shayla's labs came back normal. I did not understand this at all since we've obviously had such success by removing gluten from her diet. Evidently, she has a gluten intolerance, which means that she still cannot have any of the wheat (as suspected), but it is not celiac - which is actually an autoimmune disorder and could possibly damage her intestines as well as cause other issues. This is actually the best case scenario, and I think an answered prayer. We are able to "fix" her belly by a simple act of removing a toxic substance - gluten. No further testing, no crazy follow ups, just a strict diet. The diet actually seems easier each day. Today was another great day, and I'm feeling really blessed with a different outlook at the end of our first week!