Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Finally some more news...

The doctor's office called today with 3 of the kids c4a levels back. Just a reminder the normal range is 0-2830. I was 19,605. GG, who gets migraines had a level of 8316...no wonder she has headaches. Monkey, who had tummy issues like me, had a level 7069. Peanut who had the highest level of arsenic had a level of 7281. It will be very interesting to see what happens when Red's tests come back. Speaking of Red's blood work, he had his blood taken a week before the other kids. Then that night they called and asked me to bring him in the next morning to get more blood, so I did. Then when the tests should have been back I called to find out the results and the lab said they needed me to bring him back in and get more blood drawn. I was not a happy mom, to say the least. He got his blood taken yesterday for the 3rd time and hopefully we will get the results in about 3 to 4 weeks. Also got back the three other kids leptin and VEGF and they are all within the normal range so that is good! I went to the store yesterday and got a bunch of veggies and some fruit to juice to help me detox and also the kids. I figure if I am making myself some juice I can make them some too. My hope is to do a 3 day juicing fast I just need to decide when. We have two celebrations coming up on Sunday and Monday. I could start Tuesday but then my fast would end on the big New Year's Day party we go to that has TONS of food. Thinking that would not go over so well with my digestive system! Maybe I will do a one day on the 29th to see how I do and then try the 3 day Jan 2nd through the 5th or maybe longer depending on how my body does. I really want to do a 20 day fast at some point to really detox my body.

Other than all of that stuff the kids are doing great. They are eating food that I NEVER thought they would eat and they are asking for seconds. Last night I made chicken enchiladas minus the shells and the sauce on top, so basically the ingredients that you put inside of them. But they loved it and asked if I would make it again. They are eating asparagus soup and stuffed peppers, without complaining. Though I will say that Peanut does not like the stuff peppers, she sat at the table for almost an hour with the same bit in her mouth. I remember doing that as a kid. She is so my daughter. I can see so much of me in her...poor girl. They are getting used to giving away the candy they get from school and church to other kids.

This post was interrupted by my three oldest kids preforming "We 3 Kings". They sang the words and had motions to go with it. VERY cute wish I could of recorded it :)

I have found a few families around here that are dealing with the same health issues as us and the kids and I are meeting with one family next week. I am excited to get to talk one on one with another mom/women who has been battling the same pains and doc appointments and so on. I think it will be great for the kids to be able to talk about all the stuff without feeling alone because they will have kids about the same ages to play with and talk with. If nothing else they have in common that both of their moms have been sick for a long time and struggling to get better. I know I am getting better but I have a LONG way to go to be completely recovered. My body reminds me of that weekly. Though in no way do I feel the way I did 6 months ago. I feel better physically and I feel empowered to get better with the knowledge I have learned on this journey. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. I'm so thankful to be able to spend another Christmas with my family and bonus to be feeling better!

6 comments:

The Patterson's said...

How exciting that you are finally getting some answers! Hope the fast works for you and the kiddos. It's nice to know other people who are in the same situation to compare notes and just someone who understands. Merry Christmas!!!

Kat said...

So glad to hear that you are all on your way to getting healthy. I hope 2010 brings you health, and happiness, and peace. :)
Have a Merry Christmas!

Adina said...

those tests...oy...but good that you've figured things out. love you guys!

WML said...

Wow! your dedication and commitment to this is huge - even thinking about a 30 day fast gets me depressed... But I know you are not perfect when you can't do it on the 1st. mmmmm!

hestermom said...

Will you remind me again, what the c4....levels, what does that mean? Glad you got some answers, and so super stoked you guys are starting to feel better!!

Trish said...

Hey Tonya,

Sorry the c4a levels are high on the kids, but it sounds like you are on the right track for detoxing them. Glad you have another Mom to get together with. Dealing with illness can be so isolating - so great you can have someone to talk and share with who really understands. You are getting better so quickly, you will be well before you know it!