Sep 28, 2010

Alayna Update

Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers! We saw a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Park Nicollet Clinic in St.Louis Park yesterday and got some encouraging news! He believes she has something called Ketotic Hypoglycemia. Basically, because she is so small (in the 5th percentile for weight and 33rd for height), her body has no fat stores to take energy from. So for her, when she eats (which is not alot to begin with) her body uses that for energy, but when that is gone, her body doesn't have the fat stores to steal from to keep that energy. Therefore she needs to eat very frequently, and more high protein/good fat snacks and meals. When her body has used up that energy, her blood sugar crashes, so to speak, because it has nothing to take from.

This all makes perfect sense to us, in how we deal with her food battles, and her behavior. We still need to monitor her blood sugars for the next couple weeks, just to make sure they stabilize. We are also waiting to hear back from other tests, one of them being an antibodies test that *could* show the early stages of diabetes. So, all good news for now!

What a roller coaster of emotions we've had in the past several days, but very thankful to have something to go with now:)

9 comments:

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

That is definitely good news! Still keeping you in my prayers...

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

I just got caught up on this & I'll be praying for you all, but so glad you got good news today. I have a big important appointment like this on Monday so I too am hoping for some good news to relax my over the top nerves. God Bless!!

Missy said...

That is great news! I am glad you have some answers.

shannon i olson said...

good you have answers and now can begin to get her well! we have friends with a little baby...he is on the 0th yep 0 percentile, nothing wrong with him hes just a little guy!

SnoWhite said...

Wonderful! Good news for your family.

And... the ironic thing about your post -- we were just talking about this very scenario in class today!

Val said...

That is some awesome news. I'm sending you positive vibes!

Beth Eaton said...

You poor thing...your whole family! I will be keeping you all in my prayers. I am glad you have a little bit more clarification but I will keep you in my prayers for sure! {HUGS}

Ingrid said...

Great but it's now October and you haven't posted so I'm hoping things are still going well for your babygirl!
~ingrid

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Just catching up. So many questions but also so many answers to your earlier frustrations. It makes my little life concerns with my youngest seem like nothing. Thinking of your and sending prayers your way.
Dana