I have an 8yo and last year we were faced with a tough decision. Her blood test for coeliac disease came back positive so the next step was to a) agree to a biopsy and let her decide later in life to get a proper diagnosis, or b) forget the formal diagnosis and just put her on a gluten free diet.
After a lot of tears and talks and anxiety, dd and I (with support of her paed) decided to go ahead with it because that way we would know for sure. I'm glad my child was involved in the discussions and decisions, but surgery is never easy for me to think about.
Now we are faced with it again. This time with her teeth. She has 2 extra teeth, one on each.side at the top that need to come out. We have a bit over a month to see if they come out on their own. Because of her ASD, it needs to be done under GA at the local hospital. Again, difficult, but doing this now will make it less likely that other teeth come through crooked. Once again, dd was part of every discussion.
The first one was particularly difficult for me because it was not as necessary as the next one. I still question whether it was the right move or not, especially with new info saying how unnecessary and ******** it is when the blood test is enough.
So the question is, what are you comfortable with as far as surgical procedures go?