Saturday, January 14, 2012

Explorer's Levels Are Going Down!

I received a great up date from our doctor's office about Explorer!!  Her levels are going down!!!

Her ALT levels had been 78 (I messed up on the last post) and it is now 73.  Normal is 3 to 40.  Her AST was 100 and is now down to 75!  The normal range is is 7 to 56.  

She did have a urine test that showed elevated Alkaline Phosphatase (I think this is what they said).  I have the number of 390, and a normal of 350.  I really don't know much about this particular number and I plan to research it in the next little bit.

Really good news is that all her tests came back clear!  Her thyroid function is okay, her genetic testing came back clear, and she doesn't have Hepatitis A.  

This means that, even though her levels are elevated, there is no reason they can find.  So, she has been diagnosed with Idiomatic Neonatal Hepatitis (AKA infant with inflamed liver and we don't know why).  

Since she doesn't have any threatening diseases, they are taking a wait and see approach.  Her next appointment wont be until March 12th.  If she develops any scary symptoms, I am to call them. But, otherwise, we pray that the levels keep going down.

I am so thankful for how God is healing Explorer!  I am looking forward to a clean bill of health in March.  In the meantime, she is busy growing!!  She gained another 12 ounces between appointments-yep almost a pound in just 2 weeks.  She'll be caught up to Mini Cooper in no time!

Thank you so much for all your prayers!!  There is nothing more precious to me then knowing you are lifting up my sweet little girl.

God Bless you all!!!


Mama Bird said...

Thank goodness, what a relief that is! So glad this year is going to start out right for you with such great news.

Susan said...

This good to hear, praying her levels continue to decline and eventually level out.

Debbie said...

This is great news! Praise the Lord! We continue to pray.

Blue said...

That is GREAT news...even though I am a new follower, and not really sure about what's going on (I'll catch myself up), I am still beyond thrilled for you and your family. I will be sure to send prayers in your direction! God Bless!!!!

busy little bee said...

Glad to hear you got good news. Each time I see a new post from you I say a prayer for your sweet baby.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!! I saw this on facebook but hadn't gotten over here to read the full post!