our best hypothesis

In my heart, I have been asking for Asia to be healed, or even some amazing prognosis that reveals to us that she does NOT have a Gluten intolerance - to me that would be a healing too!! At this point we are still unsure, tho this GF diet seems to have lessened her tummy cramping for the first time in over a year. This feels like one big experiment, with Celiac Disease being our best hypothesis for her ailments. Because of our uncertainty, we are going to have further testing so we can confidently know her lifelong needs, and possible diet restrictions. Thanks to everyone who has sent encouragement, advice, gifts, shared experiences, and supported us through this. It has been so valuable.

We are hoping to go to Beijing again in the upcoming months so Asia can have this diagnostic blood test. Other types of testing are not available here, so we will take this one step at a time, with the blood test first!! Our insurance WILL cover the testing, travel and hotel - so that is a HUGE plus. But before we go - Asia needs to go back on GLUTEN so that her blood test will show up with gluten in her system. To me, its scary - but a necessary evil to prove her heath issues OR show her healed & mended! We need to find out HOW LONG she needs to be on Gluten before we can book the tickets for her & Justin's trip (only the two of them this time), unless it will be over a week of testing & waiting, then we might all go. Anyhow, that is the latest. I hope my hopes aren't up, but deep down I kinda feel like she is healed. We shall see....soon. Maybe she never had it in the first place. Either way, a healthy daughter is the cry of my heart. Thank you for your encouragement, it means the world to us.
heaps of love to you all, A