- Mon, Jan 7, 2008 /
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Today was Lawson's 6 month checkup with his Endocrinologist. He has grown 2.5 inches in length and gained 5 lbs. since our last checkup. The doctor was very pleased with his growth. He is in the 3-5% for height and 10% for weight.
We discussed his medicine dosage for his Diabetes Insipidus. The Dr. increased his morning dose to assist in our potty training efforts. With the older dosage being administered at 7am, it would start to wear off around 3-4pm. He would start getting really thirsty and his diapers were REALLY heavy. So hopefully this new dosage will help control the drinking and heavy diapers until his night dose at 7pm.
We will go back in a week to get his bloodwork drawn. They will check his growth hormone, thyroid hormone, cortisol, sodium and several others. These are routine checks.
One last note - - We asked the doctor about the odds of his little sister having DI. We were told that the odds were SLIM to NONE. Most likely his DI came from him being so premature (his brain bleed, oxygen needs, etc).