Whew, we're home from Dylan's upper GI endoscopy! Everything went very well...just as smoothly as it could have gone.
And you know, for someone who was woken up before the crack of dawn, Dylan sure was quite the trooper! Here he is in his wee hospital gown prior to the procedure.
The procedure itself went well. Dylan tolerated it appropriately, handling both the anesthesia as well as the biopsies just fine.
It did take him a bit of time to wake up after the procedure and we were warned that when he did awake, he would probably be quite cranky.
Hm, not so much. He blinked his eyes, looked around and snuggled right into my arms. Ahhh, he's the best.
As for the results: In a copy of the report it states that "patchy mild mucosal abnormalities characterized by pale discoloration in a linear arrangement as well as texture changes were found in both the duodenal bulb as well as in the 3rd part of the duodenum. Biopsies were taken with cold forceps for histology".
Ok, so basically what this all means is that there were some abnormalities found which, according the the GI doctor, are most likely consistent with Celiac Disease. If it is not Celiac, it may be esophagitis or someotheritis (that I can't remember right now). It may also be nothing. The only way to know for sure is to wait for the results of the biopsies, which typically take about 5-7 days to come back.
So, for now, we wait. Aaaagain. But this time, at least we may have something to go on.
Thank you so much for all of your positive thoughts. We really appreciate it!!