Macy had appointments yesterday and today. Yesterday was her regular 18 month well child. She was not a happy camper even though they didn't poke her. Even with that her Dr. said it was the happiest she ever saw her which made me realize they never get to see Macy happy which she is...98% of the time. I hope they don't think she is upset like that all the time because that is definitely not her. Oh well. So her weight was really hard to get because she had a death grip on my arm and would not let go to be weighed. She screamed and had a total meltdown when the nurse tried to take her from me so they just let it go. They were able to weigh her today though and she is about 19.5 lbs. which puts her in the 1st percentile. Her head 17.75 inches which is about the 14th percentile, and her length 31 inches which is the 30th percentile.
All in all the appointment went well, and there are no concerns. Macy is meeting her milestones (even though she started walking a little later it was still in the range of what normal is) and is healthy. Even though Macy has shown absolutely no indication of any hearing issues; it is common for children with FA to have hearing problems so we arranged to have Macy's hearing checked once per year. So we will be doing that soon.
Today she had her hematology/oncology appointment which is the important one. Her bloodwork came back awesome! Now that we know Macy is FANC-A, her Dr. said her bloodwork should remain stable for atleast a few more years. That's a nice relief, and who knows; maybe they'll find a cure by then. Her bloodwork stats are as follows:
WBC (white blood count) Normal range: 6-18, and Macy was 11.46
ANC (absolute neutrophil count) Normal range: 1.5-6, and Macy was 1.6
Hemoglobin Normal range: 10-14, and Macy was 13.3
MCV (mean corpsucular volume--size of red blood cells) Normal range: 74-90, and Macy was 88.2
Platelets Normal range: 140-400, and Macy was 230
ALT (measures liver enzymes) Not sure what the normal range is because it was the first time she had it done. Hers was a 22, and I am assuming it is in the normal range since nothing was said.
Retic Absolute (baby blood cells) Not sure what the normal range is but Macy's was a 52 and her Dr. said that was excellent.
So all in all Macy is doing great! She is loving the warm weather outside and we are excited to leave for vacation in a few weeks.