Thursday, July 31, 2008

Arnold Update 3/24/08

Well, we took Arnold in for a visit with the nephrologist yesterday. Very encouraging visit. Not only was the news on the physical front good, but Arnold did a great job socializing with the doctor (who seemed to go out of his way to try to chitchat with all six of us for some reason).

Arnold's kidney function was calculated to be 51%-46%--now, both of those figures could be 15% lower, but I don't remember the last time that 50% was in the range. Even stranger/better--was his growth charts. Now, I'm not exactly sure why he wasn't a bit more precise, but the doctor told us that Arnold's height was somewhere between the 25th and 50th percentile. 50th percentile!! I honestly don't think he's been above 30th...maybe his whole life. Kid still seems freaky short, but he's growing like crazy.

The kid's smart as a whip (Doc kept warning his brothers about that), and still the funniest arrow in the quiver. He communicates more through facial expressions than the rest of us combined--like Rowen Aktinson on speed. Which can make it very difficult to discipline/correct him when he needs it. He's dying to start his formal education--which he'll do in about six weeks. I predict I'll learn more initially than he will.

Thanks for your continued prayers and interest. Keep it up :)


Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! DonBob