Thursday, April 14, 2011
Abby's test result... scared mommy...
For those who read my last blog, remember me mentioning Abigail having test done? Well today I received the results via phone call on the way home from work. It's one of those moments when you just know they are about to tell you something you don't want to hear. You have that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach and you want to puke. Not my favorite way to feel!
So just a review on what results were from..
Abigail has been showing signs of starting puberty. I started noticing them at age of 7. She turned 8 March 12th, and during her well check up, doctor recommended we have some test done to make sure everything is normal. In 19 months she gained a little over 20lbs, and only grew 13/4 inch. This of course would be natural for a lazy child who over eats, snacks unhealthy, and drinks soda. NONE of which Abby falls under. She is a very active child, drinks water 99% of the time, eats lot of fruits and veggies, and I keep 100 calorie snacks for our guilty pleasures. Doc worded it like this, "When you are doing right on the outside, and are still 'gaining' weight, that means something isn't working on the inside" that along with the signs and symptoms of puberty led them to recommend 12 tests to be done on her blood/urine. They drew out 6 tubes of blood, and she had to pee in a container for 24 hrs and then bring back. She also had an x-ray done to determine her bone age.
RESULTS were told to me like this. Most of her blood work came back normal, except 2 abnormalities. 1 test (fh something or another) was a little low, and another (dh something) was a little high. Her bone age came back as 10 yrs old. Her being just turned 8, this is not normal.
So they have referred us to an (i know I am spelling this wrong) Endocrinologist. From what I have googled, they specialize in growth and development, diabetes, thyroid issues, and so forth.
Of course, after scaring me to death, they proceed to tell me she might not get seen until June! I have to wait till JUNE to find out the reality of what could possibly be wrong. In my heart I don't feel like it is something horribly wrong. If you know what I mean. I have a feeling it is just precocious (sp??) puberty, and her hormone levels are off and might need to be tweaked a little. Or something along those lines.
It is just SO scary to think of the chance that there may be something wrong with your child. You know? The mention of diabetes ad thyroid make my stomach hurt.
So please PLEASE keep me and her in your thoughts and prayers. Pray nothing is seriously wrong, and if something is wrong, it is CURABLE or EASILY FIXABLE!!!
Thanks in advance! Will keep you all posted on any news.