Dr. Jantz coming into that room was our scariest moment in Landon's life since his eventful birth... Happily Dr. Jantz looked over the lab-work and quickly ruled out leukemia and a few other lengthy worded medical conditions which I cannot remember. All signs pointed to severe iron deficiency anemia. Still scary but we can fix this... So Landon was prescribed and iron supplement, max dose, three times a day.
At first it was a great struggle and it caused vomiting and diarrhea.... luckily that only lasted a few days. It is still not an easy event to give it to him but he is getting better at our new routine...
A week later his hemoglobin was up to 6.6, which is a fantastic change considering Dr. Jantz said not to expect it to increase for a month. So we get it rechecked in 1 month (mid Nov.) and we'll go from there.
The happy side effect to this all is that Landon now eats!!! Not eating any solids contributed to his low hemoglobin and low hemoglobin can cause loss of appetite, so which came first the chicken or the egg? Who knows and I for one don't care! Ha! He is eating well, and his favorite is meat... Which is awesome!! Bring on the iron :)
|Helping uncle Austin move in to his new apartment|
|Bath time ritual, checking out the water with Chaz|
|Driving his car, birthday present from Great Grandpa and Grandma|