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Here’s the quick and dirty:

Thomas had grown 1.5″ and gained 17# — without the growth hormone (he went off of it in September)!!!! Everyone went on about how healthy and tall he looks. πŸ˜€ He’s 5’4 1/2″ and 120# now. Dr Goebel asked him to be in a clinical study for children with chronic kidney disease. We’ll start that when we go back … in six to nine months !!! (we’d been going back every four)

And I didn’t get yelled at too loudly for my weight gain. To boot, I’m 2.5″ taller than I thought I was. I’m 5’5 1/2″. πŸ˜€ On the downside, my BMI is 37, and anything 35 and over automatically disqualifies a person from becoming a living donor. Dr Goebel said he’d be satisfied if I got mine done to 33 and told me to lose 15#. (I’m still going to shoot for that 60#, though; I lost that 30# before – I can do it again – twice! πŸ˜‰ )

I took a ton of pictures. They’re on my photobucket account.

edited to add — of course, we’ll know a lot more when we get the results of Thomas’ bloodwork back later this week. He showed some protein in his urine, and that’s never good, but Dr Goebel felt like that it wasn’t anything to panic over. Yet.


Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.