|This sign is not completely accurate. Technically, Sam has about a 3% chance of developing it.|
Still, we're pretty stoked it's not likely! Oh, and Wren just wanted to be in the picture. She has a
100% chance of having Celiac!
We'll be doing this with the twins next month. We're praying for no DQ2 or DQ8 genes.
You may be asking yourself, why didn't they just test him for Celiac? Why the gene test? Well, Sammy had only ever had gluten through my breast milk. By the time he was eating baby food, we knew Wren had Celiac and so no one in our family ate gluten from that point on. Sammy didn't have enough gluten in his system to come back positive for Celiac, even if he had it. Gene testing, we felt, was easier than subjecting him to gluten, possibly triggering Celiac.
Questions about Celiac testing? Try me. If I don't have the answer, I can probably point you to someone who does.
Happy Month of May, the month to get Celiac Aware.