Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Feeling of Relief
Why do we let ourselves worry away the days until we see a doctor to see what is going on and what to do next? I certainly do, especially when it comes to my children. Today Skipper saw the endocrinologist for the first time. He was a nice man and did not seem too concerned about the possibility of developing diabetes at this point. I will definitely still be attuned to that and see how Skipper rides out his next illness, but for now, I can breathe a little easier. And, for now, the doctor is treating the low bone density as a result of undiagnosed celiac disease. He did order up some tests to rule out other common causes (like thyroid). And, Skipper will have the "x-ray" (it has a fancy name that I cannot remember) test done in one year for comparison. Meanwhile, I am to up his vitamin d intake to 1600 IU and he said to give that to all the kids, not just Skipper. So take note! Most kids are vitamin d deficient and that can lead to all sorts of problems. Anyway... Skipper is also to start taking calcium supplements as well - up to 1,000mg/day. Hopefully that will heal his bones and he will be well underway to take on adolescence when it hits. I feel so much better for this appointment! Thank You, God!