Monday, June 2, 2008

Katie's weight check..............


I took Katie for her weight check today at the pediatrician's office. Unfortunately, she ONLY gained two ounces in two weeks. :( However, we did get her bloodwork results from last week. Ironically, her bloodwork is showing "hypothyroidism" I believe, which is actually an underactive thyroid which contradicts Katie's problem. An underactive thyroid would make it hard for Katie to LOSE weight, instead of gain weight. Ugh-so no answers there. The next thing the ped is concerned with is her Carbon Dioxide level. Apparently, hers came back low. A low CO2 level could indicate kidney problems. Ped was talking about how the Ph in her urine is acidic, therefore causing the CO2 to be low for some reason. Something about fat being lost in her urine, I g uess why she isn't gaining weight. IDK-in any event, the ped wants all the bloodwork re-done (we're going tomorrow.........) before we start putting her through massive tests. Ped did mention maybe there is lab error with the results. Let's hope so! :)

3 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Ann,
I hope the new blood work test come back with good results. I will send good wishes and hope everything is ok. She has come a long way and I know she will do fine.
Kim

Sarah said...

Poor Katie, more needle sticks. Boo hoo! Good luck on those results!

Brandi :) said...

Poor Katie girl... hopefully everything is fine. :) Hang in there, Mom, and good luck with everything. keep me posted.