First of all, I just have to say THANK GOD for the awesome medical facilities and expert doctors we have in our city. What a blessing!
We were up early for Grace’s endoscopy/biopsy today. We even arrived at the hospital about 15 minutes early, which (if you know us) is a small miracle in itself! 🙂
There were five people in Grace’s room besides the three of us: a sedation guy, a nurse tech, two nurses, and the gastroenterologist (specialist performing the scope/biopsy). We were able to stay with her until she was asleep, which was a very quick process thanks to some drugs in her IV.
The procedure itself was very fast. Maybe 10 minutes. The doctor came to get us from the waiting room and told us that her insides looked good. There was nothing that was readily identified as celiac disease, but he did take multiple tissue samples to biopsy. We will have results in about a week (or a little more).
It’s interesting to talk with the doctor. He said that if we don’t have a positive result, we will continue testing every six months (because of her high antibodies). At this point, it sounds like the point is not to see IF she has celiac disease but to scientifically CONFIRM that she has celiac disease. We’ll keep you posted on results.
A special thanks to our friend Sheri (and her family), who watched the other three kiddos for us and gave Grace the snuggly orange blanket you see in the pictures from today. Also, thanks to our friends the Perrys for stopping by to pray with us, encourage us, and bring Grace some gifts! Thanks to the rest of you, too, who prayed for Grace today! God hears your prayers! We are so blessed!