Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sweet Faces of Celiac Disease: Meet Enzo

Enzo is 2 1/2 years old and is newly diagnosed with celiac disease.

What symptoms was your child having before being diagnosed?

Primarily vomiting. Celiac diagnosis was not expected. The doctors suspected EoE, he actually had his endoscopy done first. The biopsy results did not indicate EoE, but rather celiac disease.  He then had the blood work completed a couple weeks later to confirm. This was all at the end of May, so he is now about 1.5 months gluten free. Any other family members diagnosed with celiac disease?

Any other family members diagnosed with celiac disease?

No

How has your child’s life changed since being diagnosed?

No more vomiting, sinus congestion cleared.  Waiting to see if there will be further impacts. The most obvious physical symptoms have stopped.  I am very curious to see how things progress as he continues on this diet.  He is small for his age, but it will take some time to determine if that is due to the celiac or perhaps just genetics.

What advice would you offer a parent who’s child was just diagnosed with celiac disease?

We are still new and in the taking advice stage.

Enzo, I'm so happy to hear you are no longer feeling sick! And being so young, this will be all that you know - gluten-free living will be the way of life for you. You will do just fine sweet boy, just fine. :)

Mom, I'm sure you feel relieved and at the same overwhelmed with Enzo's celiac diagnosis. But I promise you, it will get easier.  

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