Monday, March 23, 2009

Palmer Update

Thought I would update everyone on Palmer, it's been a while. As most of you know, we've been concerned that Palmer is small. We've been to the Nephrologist a couple of times now. Dr. Delos Santos diagnosed her with Renal Tubular Acidosis (RTA) and put her on medication for it. He thinks the cause of it was a definicincy of Vitatmin D, so she's also on a multivitamin. The results of her last labwork showed normal levels of Vitamin D, but her bicardonate is still in the low normal range, so he increased her medicine. She is still growing, but at a small rate. The medicine is supposed to make her grow faster, but it hasn't done that. We went for her 18 month check up and she weighed 17 pounds, 6 ounces and was I believe 28 inches. Because the medication doesn't seem to be doing anything we have been referred to the Endocrinologist. I don't know all the details of what an Endocrinologist does, but I know he specializes in glands and growth. So we'll see what happens. Please be praying for us and Palmer. She has a nephrology appointment April 3rd and an endocrinology appointment April 8th. Hopefully we'll know more then. Poor baby just hates being poked and proded at. Personally, Ryan and I still think she is just petite. Being small definitely doesn't slow her down! She is fiesty as ever and can definitely hold her own. Her favorite thing to do right now is give her baby sister kisses all the time.

I have a hard time posting about just one of my girls, so I have to put a tidbit in about my other two. Emerson is going to be three next week, I can't believe it. She is just as independent as ever and very opinionated! I know she gets that from me. She's such a good big sister, she loves to help out with Hudson. Hudson is almost three weeks old now. She is just a wonderful baby. She's adjusted well to having two big sisters who want to hold her and be in her face all the time. She is doing great at night and on her schedule. She is a sweet, cuddly little baby. I just love my three girls so much. My camera is broken right now, so that's why there are no pictures with this posting. I've ordered one, so get ready more pictures to come soon!

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