|Olivia gets her |
Surround yourself with lots of books and read them all as your mood dictates!
There is no such thing as too many books!
Olivia's latest thyroid blood test showed "normal" TSH and T4. However she was symptomatic. She was falling asleep by 9 am and then again by 3 pm. She fell asleep quickly for nap and bedtime, but her sleep was fitful. Olivia's gross motor development was struggling as she just did not have the strength that she needed. Luckily, our new endocrinologist noted that her TSH and T4 were just barely normal and that Olivia was very symptomatic. She took one look at all the facts and told us that we needed to increase Olivia's dosage. She explained that they don't like the numbers on the edge of normal, as that is not good enough to help developing children.
Olivia has been on the new dosage for about 10 days, and Wow! what a difference! She can stay awake! She takes a little longer to settle down to sleep. Her sleep is more restful. She started pulling up to kneeling at the sofa, exercise bar, and shelf, without any help whatsoever from us. She finally got the "supported pull up to sitting from side lying"! That one is a big deal!!!!! I have been working with her on that one since January! And she just could not put it all together, because of strength and because she insisted on back arching,