Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sharing my joy

I guess it takes a lot to get me to blog these days! Life has been very full and busy. :)

But I have some wonderful news that I just had to share with the DOC. Adam had his quarterly endo appointment today, and I was STUNNED to hear that Adam's A1C was 6.9.

I know!

That is the lowest he has ever been, and I've had a perma-grin on my face ever since. It's funny how such things can make you so happy. I believe his last A1C was 7.6 or so.

I'm sure that at our next appointment, the number will be up again with the holidays rolling around, but for now, I'm going to bask in the glow of Adam's first A1C under 7.0. :)

We do have two other issues we are looking into (it's always something, isn't it?) The first thing is that Adam has had some wicked B.O. the last few weeks. Is that TMI? I'm sure he'll kill me when he's older. But...from what I understand, 5 year olds should not have that kind of stench. Even active little boys like mine. He doesn't have any other symptoms of precocious puberty, but his endo is doing a bone x-ray anyway just to check it out. I fully expect it to be fine, but I figure since he sees an endo regularly anyway, I thought I should mention it.

The other thing is from his labs - it turns out he has a very low IgA level and could be IgA deficient. Does anyone know anything about this? I read that kids born with low IgA levels are more prone to autoimmune diseases (um, duh...already got that one covered!)

I know that a low IgA level could point to Celiac, but he did test negative, even after looking at the IgG levels. So, at this point there is no Celiac. His endo said that having a low IgA level could just mean that he is going to be more susceptible to illnesses, but luckily (knock on wood) so far he's been healthy. Anyway, just curious if any of your kiddos have tested low for this.

Other than that, things are chugging along around here. Can you believe it is almost NOVEMBER? Yikes.

We are loving our little kitty - she is so much fun! The kids adore her and she's been a nice addition to our family.


  1. Woo Hoo!! WTG on the A1C! Julia has really bad BO after a low. I am going to talk to her endo at her next appointment. Maybe we can compare notes :)

  2. congrats on the awesome a1c!!! :o)

  3. CONGRATULATIONS on the awesome A1C! I'm so glad to hear that they don't think he has celiac.

  4. That IS a great number! Congratulations!!! I just noticed last week that my 7 year old was sporting some impressive B.O. I'll be following along to see what you find out!

  5. So happy for you on the GREAT A1C!!
    Hope all turns out well with the other testing.

  6. congrats on that a1c! awesome! i have no words of wisdom on the other stuff though. good luck!

  7. Well, since our kids a1c's have been the same, I'm hoping that means Natalie's will be below 7 next time too! I doubt it though...she's been higher since starting school.

    So, we must stop having things in common when it comes to medical issues! I am actually IGA deficient...no celiac or anything and I probably have been my whole life. I started getting low grade fevers, chills, aches about 3? years ago so the dr. tested and discovered my IGA levels were below 5. Mainly, I am more prone to colds, infections, etc., nothing else they do about it. It makes sense since I have had bad allergies my entire life. He thinks the fevers were do to a chronic mild sinus infection that I never got rid of. Ironically, since discovering this, I have only had a couple more fever episodes. I did mention it to the Dr. when Nat was diagnosed, but they didn't act like it was anything related. Her levels seem to be fine.

  8. Woot Woot on the A1c and boo on the wicked BO. Adam and Nate are totally going to kill us when they are older but it's so worth it! :)

    Please keep me posted on everything! K?

  9. YAY FOR THAT A1c :) You got this, Sista!

  10. My son was diagnosied with Type I Juvenile Diabetes a year ago, he was 8 years old. I have never grieved for what I perceive as his loss.....after reading your blog I cried. Thank you.