So my best friend and roomies daughter McKinley took a trip to the Doctor last week for her 15 mos appt. The Doc is concerned that McKinley is so small and not putting on any new weight. According to her chart she has not gained any weight in 6 mos. and has actually lost a pound and a half since December. If you have been around at all you would know it is not from a lack of appetite. She has always eaten great. So the Doc did a blood test and something called Bicarbs came back low. She said it is symptomatic of a disorder called Renal Tubular Acidosis, which is a Kidney disorder. She is being referred to Children's to see an endocrinologist and a dietician. We will see what happens. Hopefully this is not what is going on, because according to what we have researched, it would mean a lifetime of medications, blood tests and a special diet or major complications if not controlled. Things like lack of growth, kidney disease, chronic kidney stones, bone disease, kidney transplant etc. You hate to think she will have to monitor herself like this for her entire life. That said though, we also pray that it is nothing more than this. This would be a manageable disorder as much as it would stink. Keep her in your prayers please...
Brianna decided one night that she did not want to eat what I was cooking for dinner. I told her that I was fine with that, but I was NOT cooking anything else. She told me she would make her own dinner. Again I said that I was fine with this if she ate something healthy. NO junk and no filling up on juice or strawberry milk. She proceeded to make her own dinner for the first time ever. She was so darn cute I had to take pictures and share. She got all the stuff out on her own, put it all together herself and then ate the entire thing plus seconds. I am not sure that bologna is exactly "healthy" but it's better than some choices. Plus she did a great job! :)
Wow... I am a terrible blogger, 7 months. I have family in S. Carolina that might like to see pics and updates once in a while. Not to mention the locals. Okay, my new years resolution is to be better at this.
*Wonderful Christmas with beautiful daughter!
*Big trip to Disney World Dec. 3 - Dec. 11, 2010
* McKinley Adopted November 20,2010
* McKinley turns ONE Nov. 3!
* Scary Halloween Vampire
* Brianna has a fun Halloween play-date with school friends
We had a VERY busy and wonderful Easter this year. We went to a community egg hunt with the cousins Tavish and Alex. We went to a fun neighborhood egg hunt with our neighbor friends and we had an egg hunt at Grandmom's house as well as dinner and Easter baskets at Papa Bears house! WOW!!! MAJOR sugar high this week, LOL!!!