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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Katy!

Today my tiny girl is 5 years old! I can't believe she is already 5. She is home sick from school today as she was last year. She is doing the mystery fever thing again. Maybe she will not do it as much as last year. I honestly don't know what to do about it and neither do her doctors. She is on antibiotics now because her white blood cell count is up indicating the presence of an infection. I will also put her on some coconut yogurt and probiotics to counter act the negative effects of the antibiotics. She vomits and doesn't digest her food well when she is running a fever so she loses weight and she can't really afford any weight loss as tiny as she is. She is 24.8 lbs only 1 lb more than her baby brother. Everyone is beginning to ask if they are twins because they are almost the same size. She has a follow up with her endocrinologist scheduled for March. He is tracking her growth and at her last appointment he said that she is small statured, but growing at the same rate as other children her age so no reason to be alarmed. Her growth hormone levels were normal when we checked them and her bone age was within normal limits meaning that her bones are growing in a normal way. Delayed or accelerated bone age is a sign of trouble so she is good on that front.

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