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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Medical Update

I tried to get on here earlier today to post this update, but for some reason I couldn't get on. Isaiah's appointment with the dr. at the International Adoption Clinic went well. Of course, he didn't enjoy the blood draw, but other than that it was no big deal for him. They're running a lot of test on the blood, and he will also be tested again for intestinal parasites. We're not sure the last one is completely cleared up or he may have something(s) else. Overall, she said he's in good health. A lot of interesting information. She said there seems to be evidence of Rickets in the past. She wants us to see a dermatologist about a birthmark on his arm. Since the Ethiopian medical records show him having had malaria, he will need to be tested for that. Unfortunately, malaria "hides" in the blood unless he has a fever, so we have to wait until the next time he gets a fever. And he needs to get a TB test and start an immunization schedule. We'll go back in 6 months for her to evaluate his growth/progress.

The more interesting news, is the dr. agreed with us that he seems he is closer to turning 3, not 4 as the Ethiopian birth certificate shows. So we picked a birth date of May 16, 2007 . . . why?? Well, we went with May because that's the month on the Ethiopian certificate, so we thought why not? Then Joe wanted it to be the 8th so he could remember (Joey's, Gracie's and my birthdays are all the 8th) ;o) So, I suggested we make it the 16th since Madie's is April 16 so maybe it'll help him remember hers, too . . . so now I guess I'll just have to remind him of Josh's birthdate ;o)

Playing in the waiting room at Riley



3 comments:

the johnson crew said...

it is hard to believe how complicated his health is at such a young age. wow. i am so glad he is home now. he is a very cute little fella, and he has an infectious smile! praise God!

The Stephensons said...

He is a beautiful boy!

Lynn

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh my word he is painfully cute!!!! See, I see pix like that and I want a boy.

Email me back and I can send you a word doc of the happy post!

missydoll @ gmail.com