Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Marvels of Modern Medicine

I know that many people out there bash our medical system but I have to offer up a praise to God today for our modern medicine! I don't think we give doctor's enough credit. I know there are some wacky ones out there but we have been blessed with doctors that care about our children and do their best to help them. I am especially grateful as I have children with fairly serious medical issues.

Nathan had his 3 month endocrynologist appointment today. When we first took him to Dr. Romano we were told he would be lucky to make it to 5'1". After ruling out a number of other reasons for lack of growth, it was discovered that his body does not produce enough growth hormone. So I have been giving Nathan injections 6 days a week for the past 2 1/2 years of growth hormone.

At his appointment today he had gained 4 lbs. in the past 3 months and grew another 7/8". He is now 107 lbs. and is 1/8" shy of 5'7"! Praise God!!! His size was such an issue for him and he really struggled with this so much. So needless to say he is absolutely thrilled and so are we!

The doctor feels that he had a lot more growing to do since he is still in the beginning of puberty.

So I wanted to take some time tonight and just give thanks to God that we live in a day and age when we are blessed with modern miracles!