It's a disconcerting thing when your doctor tells you that he wants to send your little one to a specialist. Our tiny little Ava had to endure most of this afternoon being poked and prodded. She didn't take too kindly to the Q-tip being shoved into her backside's southern region. I can't imagine that many of us would. Lights were shined into every hole in her head, and mom nearly passed out when her brave little blood donor filled not one, but two giant syringes. This weekend we get the fun task of trying to obtain a urine sample from a not so docile one year old. According to the specialist many more tests are to come...all because of some pesky little enzymes.
Apparently, she has an outrageous enzyme count in her liver which can indicate many, many things all of which sound very bad to a mother. Best case scenario, she has a vitamin D deficiency which we are immediatley addressing with healthy doses of moo juice. Worst case, I'm not so sure yet but the words, "liver diseases," didn't make me sit any easier.
So- any enzyme experts out there, or at least any helpful hints for running down a one year old and making her pee in a cup?