Wednesday, February 10, 2010
As if Mamush hasn't had enough "owies", we received a letter in the mail from Texas Children's Center stating that Mamush's labs require further testing. You think?!!? We only had those labs drawn in November...! Good thing he is young because if we were in a race to begin growth hormone treatment before puberty, we'd be in trouble. So, Mamush now has to undergo a growth hormone stimulation test next month. After fasting for 12 hours, he will have an IV placed in his arm. The staff will then draw an initial growth hormone level. After that, he will receive periodic IVs of arginine and something else (I can't remember.) which is supposed to stimulate the pituitary gland into producing growth hormone. They draw blood samples over a 6 hour period. I guess I have to be thankful that Mamush is the one undergoing this test because Maritu would have a fit if she couldn't eat for 18 hours! She likes her food! I just hope I don't have to wait another 3 months for those results.
Labels: Growth Hormone Stimulation Test