Scroll down for info on today's appointment at Riley for Eli......
Josh always goes with me to take the 'crazies' to 9am kickball...... I snuck this pic of him last week......
Here are the 'crazies' playing Rock, Paper, Scissors while waiting for the doctor to see Eli..........
KayLee was laughing at her reflection at the examining table...........
The 'crazies' decided to hide from the doctor behind an examining table, in a corner.... Funny thing to see all THREE of them able to fit in a small space of about 10 cubic feet!
ABOVE: Hamming it up for the camera and getting stir crazy waiting for the doctor!
UPDATE: As expected, Eli had a bone age test (xray of wrist/hand) and had blood drawn. Our diagnostic pediatric doctor we were told to see attempted to have us take Eli to see an endocrinologist after her initial assessment, but the scheduling didn't work out. So, we will be having to do that in 4-6 weeks.
In her opinion, after (A)reviewing the heights of my and Scott's family members, (B)understanding Josh's past history of having taken growth hormone shots three times a week for an entire year, resulting in 1/2" of growth, (C)finding out that Scott didn't grow until after high school, and (D)that he was shorter than his three younger sisters until jr/sr high, she's not concerned at all about Eli's stature. OH, and (E) seeing that he is very active in sports (wrestling, basketball, baseball) and keeping up with his age group and also the fact that he is sharp witted and intelligent, she is not expecting a low or non-active thyroid issue. I didn't know this, but she said that a child that has an abnormal functioning thyroid usually shows a lethargic personality and slower ability in learning... well, that is NOT our Eli with all A's and sports-oriented!
Of course we are still going to check out the thyroid and blood-work, just to rule out any other medical issues. But over all, she anticipates hearing a clear result of the tests! SO, that is the update on Eli who is 7 and has the stature of the average 4 1/2-5 year old! - OH, and she did mention that KayLee and Isaac were smaller, too, and after seeing that, she just is determining that our combined family genes are shrinking the kids, LOL! NAH, she didn't really SAY that, but that is what she meant. Dr. S was awesome and we are supah grateful we got a doctor that actually did listen to US, our family HISTORY, and Josh's medical ISSUES, too.
SEE Y'all TOMORROW!!
I have a card for ya!