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”

Regroup

Ethen did not get into the school that we thought was a good fit. We will regroup and figure out another plan. 😞 just feeling very defeated. Addysons sleep study showed a sleep disorder. Basically she isn’t getting into REM sleep and she’s having some central apnea spells because her brain is not signaling toContinue reading “Regroup”

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”

Motility & hearing update

Today Addyson had her follow up with her motility dr. This appointment always worries me. He can be stubborn. I believe him and believe he has Addysons best interest at heart but sometimes we just don’t see eye to eye. Today he listened. He agreed that if Kennedy Krieger’s feeding clinic had a recommendation thenContinue reading “Motility & hearing update”

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”

And the appointment went….

So today we waited and waited for Addysons gi to show up for our appointment. He’s great and really good but that often means we sit and wait hrs later than our appointment time for him to show up. But the good news is he never rushes us. He takes an hour or more withContinue reading “And the appointment went….”