Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Small Update.

Steff had a SMALL episode during one of her classes yesterday. = ( The professor had to call 911, per school rules. I worry about her everyday. At the start of school, we could not get her to come home, and she made a small amount of contact. Now, she wants to come home and we are in contact everyday. This tells me something is going on with her body ~ she doesn't know what it is, but feels something is wrong. She is back to sleeping a LOT. She has an appt with Tiger Chiro on Thursday.. hoping they can help. She LOVES college and the dorm! She also loves being in the sorority... but I do believe all this is taking a toll on a girl that has been through so much. Homecoming is over.... that will help, but now she will be rolling into finals.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Flagged Blood Results

I'm very tired and headed to bed, but wanted to touch base for just a moment. No, Steff is not doing great. She has had a few setbacks. I was looking at the results of Steff's blood test. WOW. The things that are high surprise me ~ I think she eats relatively healthy, but her blood doesn't show it. I'm going to copy/paste her flagged results, along with the normal range. I will get back to blog soon, I hope. I did make her an appointment with the Chirop at Tiger Chiro. I am looking forward to getting back on the road to getting her better. Have a good day folks.. I'm tired, webmd wore me out tonight.
LOLWBC 11.5 ~ normal is 4.0-10.5
Cholesterol, Total 192~normal is 100-169
triglycerides 237~normal is 0-149
Thyroid, T3 uptake 21~normal is 23-35
Lymphs (Absolute) 5.1~normal is 0.7-4.5
VLDL Cholesterol Cal 47~normal is 5-40
Hemoglobin Alc 5.7~normal is 4.8-5.6
Glucose, Serum 98~ normal is 65-99
I read a lot about low thyroid. I'll paste a bit of what I found. She has almost all of these symptoms... makes you wonder.
Hypothyroidism, by contrast, stems from an underproduction of thyroid hormones. Since your body's energy production requires certain amounts of thyroid hormones, a drop in hormone production leads to lower energy levels.
Signs and Symptoms You may feel tired, weak, and/or depressed. You may have dry skin and brittle nails. You may have difficulty standing cold temperatures.You may experience memory problems or trouble thinking clearly. HELLO!!You may have heavy or irregular menstrual periods.Symptoms of hypothyroidism occur slowly over time. At first you might not notice these symptoms. See your doctor if you have symptoms like these that get worse or won't go away.
So, I made an appointment with Tiger Chiropractic for next week. Hope she can help her. Ugh. It has been a LONG road and we are still traveling........... just when you think you have it solved, something else pops up....