Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In the Clear

I wrote this draft earlier, but then the day got insane and I had to write a paper by 4pm reacting to a 67-page article I hadn't read as of 1pm. And then I had to attend a workshop about that article, which "explained" the various scientific climate change models in a very confusing fashion, and found out that I didn't understand the article at all and my reaction paper probably makes no sense. BUT, all that aside, today was a very good day.

This morning was Landon's pediatric endocrinology appointment and we are in the clear! The full metabolic workup (with the 14 vials of blood) he had about 10 days ago came back normal. His glucose and A1C levels were perfect and the only results not squarely in the "normal" range were liver function and immunoglobins. The liver function was only slightly elevated and the doctor said that any condition that could cause that would make the levels extremely high, so he wasn't concerned. The immunoglobin levels were also not a concern because of all his past ear infections and colds- and he has a mother with chronically low levels herself. He also said that Landon's high fasting glucose test was actually good and probably reflected a very well functioning pancreas- in an infant 9 hours is really too long to fast, so when his sugar dropped, his body had time to appropriately respond in bringing his levels back up. The doctor said the 124 result was exactly what he'd want to see after a 9 hour fast in a baby. So yay!!

It now looks like we may be able to go two whole weeks without a doctors visit... and if the baby gods are really smiling on us, we might even get a full night's sleep! Landon cried solidly between the hours of 4 and 5:30 AM this morning. [Insert obligatory sentence about how freaking tired and unbelievably stressed I am right now.] I'm off to bed!


  1. Oh, I'm SO GLAD that everything is OK!

  2. very relieved to hear everything came back normal!

  3. Awesome! I am so happy for you and Landon. Hopefully this is a sign of good health to come.


    Good luck with all you have going on!

  5. I'm so glad he's in the clear! That's great news (finally)!