Friday, September 11, 2009


Thursday was the start of a new year of MOPS ( Mothers of Preschoolers). The kickoff this year consisted of moms sitting around eating breakfast and talking. I happened to sit my a mom that was new this year.

So as our table was catching up and getting to know each other, the new mom and I discovered both our boys had hypothyroidism. Her son had been diagnosed at a couple weeks old and was now 11 months. It was so nice to get some information from her, but at the same time a little scary. I, at this point, have gotten very little information on what to expect with this condition, and have recently stopped google searches, it's not really healthy for me. The new mom told me to expect monthly visits for blood draws and continued medication adjustments. She also told me they see a specialist regularly to help with these adjustments and also to make sure they are on track with his care.

As we were talking, we both had goosebumps thinking of what the outcome is when this goes undiagnosed, and how this daily pill is enough to change it all. Her doctors informed her that without it, her son would have mental retardation, slow growth and development and possible dwarfism. Thank God they tested Anders!!!

I did leave feeling sad for Anders and the constant medication and monthly blood draws. I know so many babies and children have to suffer far worse medically, but regardless it kind of stinks.

Anders on the other hand has been a little fussy and clingy lately. As a result of that my right arm fell off. It is not easy to hold a 30 pound baby for the majority of the day, so most of the time you can find me laying on the floor, that seems to keep him satisfied. The new mom told me after they started the medication, her son never slept and was extremely fussy. Her doctors told her that the medicine can make them feel a little off, effects like rapid heart beat and changes in body temp are other effects he may be feeling. He did wake up in the middle of the night recently (which he never does anymore) really hot.

So we find out more in a few weeks. Anders will have another blood draw and hopefully I will have a better idea on what to expect. I really feel like I have nothing to worry about and that Anders has developed normally. He continues to say new words and has gotten really close to walking, but I would like peace of mind from a doctor (probably a new one) that he is right on track. I'll keep you posted on the outcome of that visit!


Alyssa 11 September, 2009  

Praying for Anders!!!

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This is a blog about me and my life. I write about the everything, and the nothing that consumes a stay-at-home mom of two. My monster is my one year old little boy, and his sister is my four year old daughter. You should know that I am not a writer, I'm not a speller, but I think I'm funny. I really get a kick out of myself sometimes. The truth is....I'm funnier in my head. So often, this blog is a bad attempt at humor and sarcasm, but mostly it's about the mundane, wonderful, boring, exciting, crabby, happy days we have together.

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