Friday, March 21, 2008

Endocrinology

We had good news from endocrinology today. Drew has been taking calcium every day, at least twice a day, since he was born. But today, we finally got the news that he may have outgrown his need for extra calcium. Yay! He is currently taking it twice a day so we were told to do it once a day for a week and then we will check his blood calcium levels next Friday. If that looks ok, we will discontinue it all together and check his blood the following Friday. And if that looks good then we can discontinue the calcium completely and we will be down to only two medications! AND the doctor said he'd like to see us in six months and that may be the last time we ever have to see endocrinology!

The kids looking out the window at our appointment today

After our appointment I took the kids to the zoo to meet some friends. It was a beautiful day, but a little windy. Ava loved the penguins, the flamingos, the parrots and the tigers. She was so cute and was saying bye to all the animals. Drew loves the lions and tigers and the crocodile. He mostly just had fun being with his buddies. We had a picnic lunch and ended the afternoon by taking a ride on the train. Both kids were exhausted and fell asleep in the car on the way home!

Drew and Ava at the zoo

Looking for the lemurs

Zoo Friends

On the train

5 comments:

mfreeman634 said...

I am so sorry to hear about the break in. I hope the insurance co will pull through. I am happy to hear that Drew's appt. today was a good one. Taking less meds is always wonderful!!We will be praying for a successful surgery on May 23rd! Hope to see you soon. Happy Easter!

Katie Scott said...

I am so glad that you got good news today. It was fun to go to the zoo with you guys!

Kathy said...

Andrea...
You're not going to believe this...we were at that same zoo on Thursday!!! uurrghh! I'll just have to make a trip to see you (and not tell my sister!)...because her kids wouldn't have sat still for a second to snap a picture!
Glad to hear that he may be off the calcium soon. It's awesome to scratch a doctor off of our list!!!
Have a fun weekend!
Kathy

The Portas said...

GREAT news about endocrinology! Yay! It's always good to drop meds.

The zoo pics are absolutely precious. I'm so excited for Elijah to be old enough to appreciate things like that.

Have a good Easter weekend!

Vanessa said...

What great news about the calcium. Stinks that Drew will have to have so many blood draws, but he'll make out like a bandit with the toys I'm sure you'll get him. What a fun day at the zoo! How did you get all those kids to sit still?!?! Thanks for the pictures - my favorite is the picture of Ava and Drew on the train! Hope your weekend goes well!