Archive for March, 2006

Last night, Doug mentioned that he wanted to make banana bread. Now this is major. So, after dinner, he and Naomi headed out to the neighbors to get 1/2 cup of shortening. He tried a few homes before getting some. The only thing I had to do was put out the ingredients, and he and […]

This is the kind of doctor we need. Nichelle asked me to post some notes from today’s somewhat discouraging doctor’s visit. This was an apointment with a new doctor, who, we hoped, based on recommendations and screening, would listen carefully to the symptoms and be determined to find a solution. Instead, we are being asked […]

Friday night Nichelle and I determined we hadn’t been out together in a while, so when I got back from the Museum of Science with the Quinlans, we decided to go someplace somewhat exclusive and very fancy, that we’d never tried before. We were impressed with the curbside service—a staff member actually came out to […]

Nichelle just finished with her second endocrinology appointment. She was carefully prepared, and her questions were answered frankly and accurately. The one test that continues is for vitamin D deficiency. This is a fairly common problem, and could be lowering the calcium absorption, which can lead to bone pain. However, that explains almost none of […]

The endocrinologist’s office phoned late today with Nichelle’s test results. Her cortisol levels were 24 one day, and 35 another, well within what’s considered to be a normal level. The tests did find an elevated PTH (human parathyroid hormone) level, and lowered calcium and vitamin D levels. He’s interested in verifying a vitamin D deficiency. […]

Our children are constantly exposed to the knowledge of the Lord, at home and at church. At times we find their understanding of God to be inspiring. At other times, their statements can be humbling. (See our post about David: Oh, That Lord!) Last night at dinner, we were beaming with pride when, after Nichelle […]

I should have posted this several weeks ago, but I made a classic mistake of trying to write too much at once, to make up for the fact that I rarely write posts exclusively about John. So, here’s a more focused post: This past quarter, for the first time in his life, John earned a […]

Yesterday we finally got to see an endocrinologist. The doctor listened well, and was thorough and knowledgeable. We are grateful to be working with him. (One gripe: No records of any kind had arrived for him, other than a referral letter from our neurologist, although that was of minimal import.) Frankly, Nichelle’s symptoms puzzled him […]

The Quintessential NaNi

Posted: 7th March 2006 by LegoDoug in Family Members, Naomi, Photos, The Kids

I’ve been searching for that “one” photograph that seems to be the “real” Naomi at this point in her life. I think this is it. (Click to enlarge.) I find this to be difficult with children’s photos. They are so constantly on the move, and rapidly changing, that capturing what we perceive as their typical […]

12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 (KJV) Despite our best planning, we spent from 1:30 to 6:00 today not being seen by the endocrinologist. (But it’s not really his fault.) 13Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to […]