We went for our second sodium check today. It came back normal (136). The normal range is 135-145. We can continue to tapper down on his DDAVP medicine. We will continue to check his sodium once a week for the next 2 months. We hope that it continues to be in the normal range and that we can eventually come off the medicine all together.
Another milestone is met - Lawson is crawling. He has been crawling backwards for a while and now he is crawling forward. We were at Memmaw & Pappaw Palmer's house when he took off after a ball. He is getting SO big:)!
GOOD NEWS - Lawson's sodium was normal and we can start to taper down on his medication. We will start this Friday and get his sodium checked every Friday. The reason we have to taper slowly is to give his adrenal glands time to start working again. His body SHOULD pick up on the fact that there is not enough ADH and it SHOULD begin to produce the hormone. Checking his sodium on a weekly basis will help us monitor the level.
Today was Lawson's first full day of daycare. He did great. He has 5 other kids in his class. There are 4 teachers, 2 in the mornings (Lauren & Marie) and 2 in the afternoons (Patricia & Laura). They seem to love Lawson. They say that he is a "smiley little thing:)".
Lawson went to the Endocrinologist today. Dr. McCormick had nothing but good things to say. Lawson is finally on the growth chart for his official age. He is 17 lbs. (3%) and 27 inches long (25%). The doctor said that if his bloodwork (sodium) came back normal, that he would like to taper down on his medicine to see if Lawson's body will start making the right amount of ADH. He said that will taper down over a 2 month period and take his sodium weekly. This is very exciting news. We can eventually see if he has grown out of having the Diabetes Insipitus.
I'll post as soon as we find out the results of his bloodwork.