Thursday, July 03, 2008

Independence

June was a busy month full of business and personal travel. We just returned from a short mini-vacation on Monday that I should have pictures of soon.


Our other progress has been kept on the "down-low" because I didn't want to jinx anything. On May 30th, AJ had his regular quarterly visit with the endocrinologist in the Medical Center. At this trip, we got to meet a different doctor. After going through a few questions about AJ's general health and development, the new doctor went away. He came back in a few minutes with AJ's regular specialist. They decided to take AJ off of his medication to see how he would do. We were to observe him and process new bloodwork after one month to see if his thyroid levels stayed in the normal range.

We took AJ to the lab for new blood tests on the day before we left for vacation. His follow-up appointment in the medical center was scheduled for yesterday.

The results are in -- ALL THYROID LEVELS ARE IN THE NORMAL RANGE!

This is big, people! AJ's hypothyroidism is the only lingering effect from his prematurity that he was still being treated for. All of the other myriad of specialists tracking this kid have already released him.

They still want to test him again in another month, but if everything stays normal, he could be completely off all meds.

If you ever doubt that prayer works, I have an amazingly cute, smart, HEALTHY kid I want to introduce to you...

4 comments:

LaRay said...

That is awesome news!! Just watch, one of these days he'll grow into a big bruiser!

KimboSue said...

AJ independence and America independence all in the same week! Congrats on being med-free!!

Anonymous said...

That is great news! He has come so far!

xoxo Nicole

mommiebear2 said...

Playing catch up & when I read this, I just grinned ear to ear thinking of our little guys! :)