The emphasis on the "LITTLE."
When we first met our sweet girl in China, she had just turned 2 and weighed all of 17 pounds!! She was wearing 3 month sized clothing and everything about her was pint sized.
I was worried but just knew that once we got her home and got some "good food" in her, she would grow. Heh!
Well, not only did she not want to eat any of that "good food," but her little body decided that it was not going to grow either!
Again, I was worried but thought, well with 18 clubfoot casts and 2 hand surgeries, I don't think my body would have the energy to grow either!
So her growth (or lack of) got put on the back burner for a while as we settled into life with Lizzie.
She slowly began to eat...
Yes, mostly junk...
but it was FOOD and she was actually chewing and swallowing!! Yippee!!
Now, I was certain that my sweet baby girl was going to grow...
but she didn't...
and at her last check up, we were told that she had experienced "negative growth!"
Not what I expected!
So now, we decide (with the help of our Pediatric Endo doctor) what we are to do about it.
The options aren't great.
They are daily injections of the IGF factor (which we already know she is low in) or...
Daily injections of growth hormone. Sigh!!!
We go tomorrow to do a STEM test which will determine if her beautiful brain is making enough growth hormone.
She will have a port placed in her arm and be injected with several different drugs to stimulate her brain to make growth hormones.
Please keep her in your prayers tomorrow and pray that we and the doctors can make the best possible choice for her, because being low in growth hormone can affect her health as well as her growth.
Otherwise, I think we would just be happy with our "fun sized" little tornado, no matter what size she is, because being pint sized...
has never slowed her down!!!
She is our amazing little Lizzie
and we will be beside her no matter what comes.
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