Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Slow & steady wins the race.

Remember that saying from the tale, "The tortise and the hare"? Well, today we saw the reality of that simple truth played out in real life.
Wyndham had an appointment with her endocrinologist today (do you have an endocrinologist in your life? just kidding.), who is the doctor who charts her growth and prescribes her hormone treatments. She gets a shot daily, since it was determined after the head injury she sustained caused trauma to her pituitary gland, that her body no longer produces the growth hormone she needs to grow properly.
Wyndham was small at birth, but was catching up nicely when she was injured. She weighed only 12 pounds at the age of one. (I know...some of your babies weighed that at one month!) Anyway, the point of this post and the title is that today at Wyndham's doctor appointment, for the first time in 5.5 years, Wyndham's height and weight actually fell ON THE CHART! Granted, she is in the 1% for both, but the point is she is making progress and she is within reach of the other kids her age and size. SO, tonight when I give her the shot she needs, I won't feel quite as badly as I have been feeling about it all these years. I know that what she has to go through isn't always fun for her- but it is paying off.
Thanks to so many of you who continue to remember our family on a daily basis. We never dreamed 5 years ago that we would have to endure some of the challenges that have come our way, but we have learned many worthwhile lessons along the way. One day I hope to write a chapter in my book about how I never dreamed Wyndham would become __________. I know it's gonna be something really wonderful!


Suzelle said...

Yea for Wyndahm !!!!! Yea for mommy too :)))))

karen said...

What wonderful news! YAY!!!

Jenny said...

I am so thankful to live in a time where Heavenly Father has given the doctors knowledge to fix things like this!
(Now if only they could make the medicine in candy form instead of a shot :)

Shelly said...

That's wonderful! How exciting!!!

Cris said...

That is wonderful news! Praise God!!!

Shelly said...

BTW, the Jaqua Caramel Cappucino shower gel is on sale online at bath and body works! I thought you might like to know! :)

Christy said...

Such good news! How exciting for you and your hubby. I think you are doing a wonderful job helping your daughter become all that she can be. Now...... go take some time for yourself and roll around in the joy of it all.

DarrellH said...

I'm happy that things are going well for ya'll. I'm enjoying your writing. I read the article in the Bethel Alumni magazine (linked from your profile) before I had read much else in your blog.

I cried for you (there I go again) and I just can't imagine your pain. I don't know how you find the strength to go on, but I'm happy that you have. I can't imagine losing my little boy, as I'm sure you couldn't have imagined losing Teagan.

God Bless You and Best Wishes for the future.

(I got here via Suzanne's Blog.)