Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Latest On Palmer

Well, to catch everyone up. We've been doing blood tests and urine tests on Palmer for over a month now to try and figure out if there is a reason that she is so small. The last urine test showed something. The doctor called me back after he talked to the Nephrologist and said they think she might have type 1 Renal Tubular Acidosis (RTA). So, they are starting her on some medicine, Bicitra, three times a day. It is very bitter tasting, so it's not going to be fun to get down her. We start it this afternoon. Tomorrow we are going to Methodist Germantown for a renal ultrasound, an ultrasound on her kidneys. Then Friday, we have an appointment with the Nephrologist to go over the results of the ultrasound and discuss everything. So, hopefully we will finally have some answers. The only thing that this is effecting is her size, developmentally she is doing great.

I'm doing okay with everything. In everything that could be wrong, this is minor. This is something that is managable. I'm just ready to get it all figured out. So be praying for us this week as Palmer is poked and proded at. You can't help but fall in love with this beautiful smiling girl!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Hey Tracy,

Well, I wish I could be more helpful. It doesn't sound the same as what I dealt with, but I can totally relate to the poking and proding and worries as a mother. Not fun. My daughter, Emily, had vesicoureteral reflux (basically her urine would not drain properly and continued getting UTI's) and had surgery to correct it at age 2. My son, Andy, had a similar problem but it was his kidney's that weren't draining, thus causing his kidney's to be enlarged. His corrective surgery was at 2 months old. They were both put on preventative antibiotics (Emily for 20 months and Andy for only 2 months)until their surgeries. I pray that all will be well with Palmer. She seems to be a very happy and fun little girl even though! Take care.