Friday, March 16, 2012

Explorer Update

We had our follow up with the GI doctor on Monday.  

It was a BEAUTIFUL 83 degree winter day (yes you read that right) for the two of us to drive our 5 hour-or so-round trip journey.  Explorer traveled wonderfully!  Thank God!!  

We arrived in plenty of time to have lunch and then head up to the office.  We were sent directly to the lab.  They had decided to rule out Cystic Fibrosis, even though she has no other symptoms.  So, she had to have a sweat test.  Let me tell you, that made ME sweat.  Scary looking test!!!

After the sweat test, they drew her blood.  She is too funny.  She cried when the nurse first stuck her, and then grinned at her.  Explorer is VERY friendly.  I'm also convinced that she knows how to say the word "Hi."  She said hi to the lab tech, two nurses and the doctor.  She said it when she first saw each one of them.  I am impressed.  Must be the homeschooling *snort.*

She has gained MORE weight.  She now weighs in at 18lbs 3 oz and is 26 inches long.  She's only 5 months old and was a preemie.  Um, can we say giant? :)

Lab results show that her enzymes are still elevated, but just slightly.  All the other tests have come back negative, so there is still no clear reason why.  I am so thankful that all the other tests are negative, though!!

We will have a repeat lab in 3 months, but we get to go to the local hospital.  No cool hospital and super nice doctor (not that our local isnt nice), but no huge drive so I'm very glad!!

You would never know that there was something 'wrong' with her if you saw her.  She is the happiest, friendliest, and biggest kid ever.  She loves her jumperoo, and is have a great time rolling over and trying to figure out how to crawl.  She is such a joy!!

Thank you all for your prayers!  I'll continue to update if I get more information.

God Bless and Happy St Patrick's Day!!


Anonymous said...

So glad those tests were negative! She is totally going to be a giant! A super cute one none the less :-)

Jillian said...

glad things are looking up, but we will still be praying for her! :)