Saturday, March 15, 2008
Many of you know our little Lydia is.... well, little for her age. We've been taking her to the pediatrician once a month for a weight check to monitor her progress. She's doing okay for height- about 10th percentile, but her weight is what has the doctors concerned. She's not even on the growth curve and not only that, but she is heading downward. She's a good eater, but her allergies keep us from being able to feed her foods that have higher fat and protein content.
Our Nurse Practioner called me yesterday to say that she consulted with two physicians and as a group they felt it would be best to run some test to make sure there isn't a disease process happening. Our test is scheduled at the hospital on the morning of March 19th. They are going to collect urine, blood and sweat to test her electrolytes, blood count, liver and kidney function. They are also going to test for diabetes, Celiac disease and Cystic Fibrosis. We should know the results in 24 hours. If all the tests come back negative we will be paired with a dietician to help us provide the most nutritionally sound meals and adequate calories.
Obviously, this is a little scary. I haven't allowed my mind to wander. I'm just waiting....there is no use in going down the path of "what if". I know God created her body and he knows what is behind this poor weight gain. I just need to trust Him and leave her in His hands. After all, He loves her too!
Posted by Marisa at 6:33 AM