This is a bit of a long story so I will try and keep it short......
Basically my 3.5yo DS has Coeliacs, although the diagnosis hasnt been confirmed with a biopsy (he becomes very ill very quickly with the smallest amount of gluten making a gluten challenge pretty much impossible for the time being). His Pead Gastro (the only one in WA) said to try the gluten challenge again when he is 5 and assume that he does infact have Coeliac Disease.
Anyway, she sent me for a blood test which returned a low positive and then sent me a letter recommending I have the biopsy. To be honest I kind of ignored it...I really really didnt want to deal with the possibility that I too may have CD, silly I know.
Fast forward six months and I am at the doctors confirming my second bout of glandular fever in 12 months and having a gazzillion blood tests....one of which was CD serology. The results are in and this time its a high positive. The tests also confirmed low iron and folate. My doctor told me to either have the biopsy or start a GF diet immediately.
My question is, should I bother with the biopsy now? Im not well (bit of an understatement) and given DS is already on a GF diet, should I just go on the GF diet also and do the gluten challenge when DS does at 5yo???
Thanks for reading.....and TIA for any advice!