Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Specialist



First off, I want to say thanks for all of your well wishes. I really appreciate that. I don't think you can know how much it means. :)

So! News! First off, I need to tell you that my son has out-of-this-world anxiety when it comes to anything medical. He has been through more procedures than I can even knew existed, and he just falls apart. But he did so well at this monster, four hour long appointment! I'm so proud of him. And I'm grateful to the staff for being as patient and all around awesome as they were.

But the highlights are: they think they can help him sleep. (He's six years old and doesn't wind down until 10:00 or 11:00 pm, no joke. Then he sleeps restlessly and crawls into bed with us two or three times a night. Apparently this sleep behavior is common for Williams. I didn't know this; I just thought that we were lame parents. Rock on!) His feet and legs are stiffer than they should be, but his arms are good. The muscles on the left side of his face aren't as active as the right side, and his tongue might not be working like it should. They'd like to sedate him and take an MRI of his brain. They'd like to test his kidney function and his calcium level. (His kidneys had started to fail when he was younger, and his calcium level was way too high. This has all been remedied, but we still keep an eye on it.) They diagnosed him with ADD...which should surprise no one, but he'd never been diagnosed before. They also took my blood and my husband's to check for inverted genes. They measured his fingers and features. They checked the coarseness of his hair. They have recommendations, and I have a direction. I couldn't be more pleased.

So more tests coming up, and then we'll know more. In the meantime, this specialist took four hours to discover more about my little boy than anybody else had in six years. I couldn't be happier.

7 comments:

Andrea, Mrs. said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tes said...

WooHoo, see my girl LIGHT, LIGHT shining at the end of that tunnel! Big sigh and a big hug. Rest. Write something awesome. Rejoice.

Rachel said...

Oh what excellent news! And that photo, oh how the time flies ... it seems like just yesterday he was little Baby Bean!

Natalie and Damon said...

Wonderful. How can we help?

Elise Jones said...

Congratulations!!!

Noel said...

Great feeling isn't it? I think that is why I am almost addicted to going to see any and every WS expert because you feel like at least they care and want to know.... Hope the rest of the testing goes well!!

Yardley Crew said...

Oh, Sadie I'm crying! I am so happy things went so well! Prayers were answered.