|Ella and Auntie Jess...one of my favorite pictures :-)|
As we were dealing with our loss, I traveled to Kelowna, British Columbia (Jason's hometown) to be with Jason and his family for the services. Jason arrived a week earlier. It is a long flight and last minute tickets meant we were flying what seemed like around the world to get there. Ella had been fighting a nasty cold since Christmas, so she didn't make the trip. We figured it would have been just too much for her.
|A hug after a long ordeal meant so much |
to Ella and Jason.
I am happy to say that Ella is finally much better. She is out of the hospital and getting back to herself! She is back to school and will get back to all her regular activities this week.
Ironically, the stay at Children's coincided with our long scheduled visit with the genetic endocrinologist there. We were discharged just in time to make it to our appointment and because Ella was already a patient, Dr. Holm was pretty familiar with Ella and her case. Jason and I were very impressed with her. She had lots of good information for us and seems to be very comfortable treating Ella's hypopituitarism. She drew some blood and is running extensive lab work to determine exactly the right dose and combination of medication for Ella. Some of her levels have been out of whack lately because of inconsistent blood work. We left her office feeling confident that switching to her care would be the best situation for Ella. We have another visit in four months, but we actually should know more about the latest round of labs this week. Score one for mom intuition (and a little luck getting an appointment)!