So... We had our appointment this morning. Two hours later, we are on our way out. Very nice and concerned DR. Younger than I expected, but that's not a bad thing. He confimed that Gardasil has damaged this tender little body of hers. It was weak prior to the Vaccine, I have always admitted that, then the vaccine pushed it WAY over the edge.
Course of plan? Blood Draw on Sat (has too much going on to do it sooner, it always makes her pass out and get sick), stool sample on Sunday and Saliva testing ASAP, which means she has to get up at 8. SO, hopefully soon. He is testing her RT3, Lyme Disease and all the stuff I asked about, BUT he feels we have just been putting band aids on what is wrong, he wants to get to the root of the problem. He believes it's her adrenal glands, the digestive system, and that is where he wants to start, OH and she's anemic on every blood test result I took with me. Wow. So... that's started, and hopefully soon she should be able to study better and focus without being exhausted all the time.
I cannot say LOUD enough that Steffanee has come a LONG way. Her life is full of activities, college stuff and she stays busy. At one time I wondered if any of that would EVER happen. So that said, I know my girl, she pushes and pushes that body beyond it's limits. She looks exhausted when I see her and usually sleeps the entire time she comes to visit. I'm okay with that, except I know her body and well, if you can figure out what to do to make it better, I'm all for it. This DR asked her a lot of questions... didn't realize it at the time, but he was questioning about the jobs her adrenal glands are supposed to do. Will know more after the testing, but I hope like hell that he gets to the bottom of her medical issues, the ones she has struggled with prior GARDASIL. The Brain fog, always hungry, inability to focus could be from the adrenals. Oh wouldn't that be nice, to fix that!
SO.. there you have it. Ole mom at it once again.... but isn't that my job?!? LOL I believe it is.
One more thing... as I was searching through Steff's medical stuff, I found the link to the list of side effects that MAYO Clinic had on their site. I'm posting it here so I will have a record of it. Not sure why, but it baffles me. IF they know of all these side effects ~ why can't they help your child? Or better yet ~ why do they keep giving the darn shots? Baffles me.