Sfn and qsart testing

Today’s appointment was an appointment addysons neurologist wanted us to get back in January but today was the first available appointment.  The neuromuscular Dr noted some abnormal sensory findings in regards to her feelings in her legs. She agrees we should proceed with the testing for both small fiber neuropathy as well as large fiberContinue reading “Sfn and qsart testing”

1st appt this set

First appointment of this set went as expected. Rheumatology changed dosage on addysons fever meds since in 6 months she’s had 6 fever episodes. He is hopeful this bump up will stop the flares. If it doesn’t work then we are to call and discuss another option. Tomorrow is the big day- aadp clinic. HoursContinue reading “1st appt this set”

Whole Genome Sequencing

Addysons Whole Genome Sequencing came back after some mix ups. Her blood work from today also came back abnormal In her genome: They refound her MEFV Gene and her CHRNB2 Gene. They also found another gene: UGT1A1 *1/*28. The ugt1a1 gene means that she is a Intermediate Metabolizer. We were told that this means thatContinue reading “Whole Genome Sequencing”

Neurology appointment follow up

Addyson saw her neurologist today. We love him. He understands her type of epilepsy well. Overall it was a good appointment. He is going to switch her keppra to an extended release dose to try and get better coverage so we won’t get breakthrough seizures. He would rather do that than up her dose. IContinue reading “Neurology appointment follow up”

Recap on last few weeks

The kids got their report cards. I’m very proud of both of them. Ethen has faced a lot of issues so far this school year but his grades are good. He’s even in advanced courses. Addyson has always been grade levels behind due to all her missed school time due to surgeries and medical appointments.Continue reading “Recap on last few weeks”

Addysons always one step forward and two steps back

Today we found out that we will be going forward with the sleep study. The dr is confident that Addyson us some type of sleep disorder. With that being said she’s hoping that starting addyson on iron infusions for her dangerously low ferritin levels will prove helpful for sleep, memory, attention, energy levels and more.Continue reading “Addysons always one step forward and two steps back”

Geneticist and surgical follow up

An X-ray and two appointments today (geneticist and surgeon). The geneticist went well. We have a new one. Our prior one left. I like this new one though. She seems good. We discussed a lot (whole genome testing, reanalyzing her whole exome sequencing, doing genetics on both grandfathers who she inherited genes from and weContinue reading “Geneticist and surgical follow up”

The weight is heavy today

The weight of Addyson’s illness is winning today. I’m struggling. She gets one of her meds from a dr in GA. (No issue there) Except that it expired yesterday, so the school can no longer give it to her and she can’t make it through a day without it. We found out that MD pharmaciesContinue reading “The weight is heavy today”

Clinic day

Today we had gi clinic at chop. It went well. Overall I’m pleased with where we are. We discussed her weight. We are going to do a three day food log and follow up with nutrition on a better plan. we did day 1 today so 2 days to go. Bowel regimen: we are goingContinue reading “Clinic day”