I am overwhelmed with the love and support from all of our family and friends that we have received on behalf of Hailee. These past few weeks have thankfully become much easier than I thought it would be. I am starting to get the hang of grocery shopping...just going around the perimeter of the store, since that is all we can buy, but thats okay! Its all such healthy foods for us! Also, I am sooo excited to try out recipes from the new cookbooks my Mom bought me!
Anyways, we met with the GI specialist last Wednesday and she asked me a gazillion questions. She definitely was not the warm and fuzzy make the Mommy feel better type of doctor, but that's okay. She was very thorough. We talked alot about Celiac Disease, and she also told me that just because Hailee's initial blood result numbers were extremely high did not mean she had celiac disease. I was thinking, "great....what else could it be then?" She sent me to take Hailee back down to the lab to get more blood work done (poor girl!) This time the test was specifically for celiac. If the results came back positive again, then Hailee would need to go in for biopsies of her small intestines for the final confirmation. (Amazing how many times they have to "Confirm" it to be celiac.)
This morning the doc called and told me that Hailee's blood work came back and that it has the high elevated levels for celiac and that she would need to have the biopsy's. Originally when I found out Hailee had celiac, I was completely overwhelmed and very emotional. This time I felt so much peace, knowing that we finally did receive an answer to our prayers and that we can get our daughter feeling better. So it looks like Hailee will be going in Monday morning for this procedure.
I am not looking forward to having Hailee have the biopsy, but they said it is not painful (Thank goodness!). Hailee already HATES going to the doctors so much and constantly tells me "Mom, I just want to get outta here!" But hopefully once everything gets settled, we wont be having to make doctor visits for a very long time!
All in all, things are going much better!
To give an update on Jake....
He is 11 months old now. Crazy, huh?? I still can't believe it! He is such a funny lil kid. He is so destructive (in a cute way...for now. lol) and is always so busy! He absolutely ADORES Hailee. He can say "Dadda" "Mum" "Baba" and "Dog" and tonight he added "Doggy"
He can also now take 3 good steps! I think we will be having a walker this month! So excited!
Jake is an incredible eater. He will eat practically everything!
He takes 2 naps a day, one at 1030am and one at 3pm. They usually last for an hour to hour and a half. He goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up at 730am. I love his schedule!
He is such a happy little boy and has so much personality. He cracks up about everything, loves playing games. His favorites are rolling a ball back and forth, playing chase (We will crawl and chase him or he will chase us) and he also loves playing peek-a-boo. He bring so much love into our home and we just love him and Hailee to pieces!
Now time to enjoy some pictures!
Jake loves his cars!
Hailee and Kylee
Jake and Tyler
Miss Karate girl!
Jake didn't realize he was supposed to put the chalk on the driveway...not in his mouth! lol
Jake's first haircut! So cute!!
Hailee had her bangs trimmed too!
Hiking at Santa Rosa
She is fearless!
Hailee was our guide. She kept telling and showing us which we we needed to go.