Monday, November 14, 2016

Another Diagnosis

A difficult week with pediatric appointments, counseling appointments, and an ultrasound and bloodwork for Jasmine. 

I took Kayla in to pediatrics after seeing some very negative things at counseling. We wanted to rule out anything weird that might require medical intervention. Of course it's hard to tell. She is doing well in her new school. She went from the most demanding school to the lowest performance school. She now has all As and Bs and is doing well in band. Now she needs to do the hard work of facing issues and healing. And we and her counseling are all willing to work with her.

I took Jasmine in to peds because (she said I can share this) she got her periods at ten, but they have always been 8-9 weeks apart. But now they've stopped totally. The doctor ordered bloodwork to check hormone levels and such. I requested an ultrasound. The ultrasound was this morning, and it was not very fun for Jasmine because she had to "pee pee" so badly she was crying. But the lady was nice, and it was quick. 

The pediatrician called later and said Jasmine's blood work shows she had Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). This caused the early periods and her short height. It's unfortunate that no one screened for it early due to her ECC syndrome so that it could have been treated in time for her to grow more. Her growth plates are fused, so she is done growing. Anyone know anything about CAH?

We will be going to a pediatric endocrinologist to follow up and see what needs to be done.

The ultrasound did not show anything unusual.

I will post about the weekend later.

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