Friday, November 13, 2009

No Answers Yet

We finally pushed and pushed until we got our consult from the endocrinology department at Texas Children's Hospital yesterday. It wouldn't have taken near as long if my adoption agency could or would have given us any information on Mamush. You see, if you didn't know, Mamush was in my agency's care for 14 months, yet, we have zero information on him. There is not one weight or length measurement! I made a post over a month ago pleading for anything to help our doctors figure out why my 2 1/2 year old still looks like he's not even a year old. I immediately received an email from Grace that sounded concerned. She said she would try to get me what they had, but I have heard nothing since. (I didn't expect any info.) So, we will be playing a real-life game of Clue...with very few clues.

Here's what happened at our appointment...Nothing! No, really we knew that this would be unproductive because of the lack of information. Now, we have to rule out causes for his lack of growth hormone, and the next step is waiting for a GI consult. GI will have to determine if Mamush is not absorbing his food, thus causing his body to be in starvation mode, hindering his growth hormone levels. I do not have Job's patience...


  1. I will add Mamush to my prayer list, both for his health and for the physicians to have the wisdom to determine how to help him.

    I'm quickly learning not to put to much hope in Hope...everything they touch lately seems to have a margin of error involved. And unfortunately that margin may be the difference of whether or not we ever hold our son.

  2. Hi Holly,
    I just stumbled across your blog, as my husband and I are just starting the process of adoption from Ethiopia. I hope you don't think I am strange for reading, but I am interested in learning about the experience of bringing the children home and how they adjust. I am a kindergarten teacher in IL and can't help but ask - have they checked your son for Celiac disease? I have a girl in my class who is TINY and they discovered it was because of Celiac that she did not have enough growth hormone. Since she switched to a gluten free diet, she has grown more than three inches! It is worth checking into if you haven't already. I will certainly keep your family in my prayers!

  3. Lyndsey,
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll answer your question in my post about our doctor visit if I can get caught up on the posts I lost. Also, feel free to email me if you have any questions about the adoption process. I'm sure there are many factors to whether or not children adjust well. Mine seem to have fit right in. I'm sure there will be hiccups later down the road, but I think we are prepared.