Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rickets?

Yesterday Luke had a clinic visit and I was shocked to find out that the Doctors think Luke has Rickets. This slightly concerns me. I don't fully understand what it is and everything that goes along with it but I know that it is something that I am not ready for. I tend to not worry about stuff if the doctor doesn't worry but the doctor was acting strange yesterday. She seemed worried and she NEVER seems worried. She's a pretty cool doctor and usually just goes with the flow. She is very calm and laidback, rarely gets excited. She's a really neat doctor to have when you are like me and freak out over everything. She has helped learn to stay calm.

Anyways, the test results won't be back for several days so I am just going to have to wait until they come back. Until then I will be trying to fatten the little guy up. Unfortunately, Luke lost a few pounds since the last time he was there. Almost a whole kilo which is 2.2 lbs! That's not good when they have an amount that they want him to gain DAILY. I think that it has to do with walking and I hope that next clinic it will be fine again. If not, they mentioned thinking of some interventional ways to get some more calories into him. CMH is very aggressive when it comes to weight.

In other news, I saw the new baby last week on ultrasound and I will be seeing him again tomorrow. I am so excited. Hopefully I will have time to scan in the pictures. Right now he sorta just looks like a blob. However, a very cute blob :)

I have been sick the past week or so and I am finally starting to feel better. I know that it can come back at any time though so I am prepared. I have Zofran and it is awesome :)

Take Care!

4 comments:

My Life With Boys said...

Uhm...yeah, I'd stop calling the baby a 'he' until you know exactly what the babies gender is. Just sayin'...

Alicia said...

Will be praying and checking the blog for test results...

Deb said...

i have really noticed a positive change in my son's overall health since he has been packing on the pounds. the more calories you can get into him, the better. think high fat/high protein...

my son has actually been doing a study in philly for the past 18 months and he has gained 40 lbs and grown 4 inches (he's 15). so maybe this stuff he is taking will get fda approval and help others. i am hoping so! i don't know what i am going to do when the study is over!!!

congrats on little baby! would love to see the blob!

Phoenix's Mom said...

Sending lots of prayers. Hope you have a safe and happy holiday!
Angela