Today we had addysons follow up with her surgeon. I know it’s odd to still have a surgeon one year post her most recent surgery, however he will follow her for years because he’s also the one who will do her next surgery, which will most likely be her pectus excavatum repair. Today we discussedContinue reading “Surgical follow up”
We spoke to addysons motility gi Dr tonight. We have a plan going forward for testing next month when she flares. He also said every xray during a flare has shown a functional ileus. He wants to help us get better control on those. We don’t want to be an ileus mode every month. SoContinue reading “Plan forward”
Today is our last day of addysons wish trip, we head home tomorrow. It has been an amazing trip with lots of memories.. Below are a few highlights. Addyson goes through so much medically so to have a week to make these memories and focus on all the fun things has been amazing.
Why does every one of addysons doctors say “she’s one that sticks with me and makes me think”? They all also say man, she’s still full of spunk even years later. Let her keep that sass it makes her the fighter that she is. Today we saw her pediatrican and we talked through everything. WeContinue reading “Pediatrician check up”
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”
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”
We have been waiting since Oct 2nd for addyson’s iron infusions to get scheduled. Got a call tonight that the scheduler will call us tomorrow for a date. They said either late January or early February!!!!
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”
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”
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”