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Rickets xray *Update*

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM
mel
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Ellies growth/nutrition specialist called.


Shes anemic and low white counts all likely related to her blood diseases.


Her iron was 42(40 is considered low) vit d was 6.


They ordered xrays for rickets. Her calcium, parathyroid, phosphate were normal which is reassuring but they want to make sure so they are getting xrays and then want to start vit d supplement but monitor it because with such low levels adding to much vit d to quick can cause further problems.


Any of this sound right? Im planning on getting the one I've seen recommended on here, but I'm not planning on doing the multivitamin.



Oh and all this is because shes not eating enough solids at 10mo.


***Update***
So the xrays were negative! Which is awesome! But not suprising :) even my mom is irritated with the seemingly scare tactics that theyre using. Carlsons vit d drops are en route. We have to make the decision on whether to let hematology pick up her case for the genetic blood disease and neutropenia. Not sure I want to continue dealing with "specialists" BS.
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kiki2382
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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Hang in there mama! Tust your own instincts.
I'm praying all will turn out well...

P.S. I call BS on the lack of solids!
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melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Oh yah the lack of solids is def BS!!!!! Vit D isnt in many foods! I blame it on living in new england and having no outdoor area.


Quoting kiki2382:

Hang in there mama! Tust your own instincts.

I'm praying all will turn out well...



P.S. I call BS on the lack of solids!

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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM
I would definitely supplement with that information. I'm not really opposed to vit d supplements anyway, even though I rarely actually give them, lol.
A quality supplement will give 100% in a single drop. It's a pretty no-risk intervention IMO.
Good luck!
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melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM
Yah I'm ordering it tonight.
I don't have any issue with it as long as labs indicate there is a deficiency.
I don't see how the multivitamin would be beneficial when all other levels were normal.



Quoting larissalarie:

I would definitely supplement with that information. I'm not really opposed to vit d supplements anyway, even though I rarely actually give them, lol.

A quality supplement will give 100% in a single drop. It's a pretty no-risk intervention IMO.

Good luck!

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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM
Yeah I wouldn't do the multi either. If she was low in anything else, I'd assume that was from not getting enough PERIOD (NOT solids) and that she'll catch up now that she's getting plenty of milk from you.
It's laughable about the d being low from no solids since the whole reason docs are all big on d supplements anymore is because it's not abundant in food sources people typically eat! Lol gotta blame everything on breastfeeding or lack of solids even when it's nonsensical!


Quoting melindabelcher:

Yah I'm ordering it tonight.

I don't have any issue with it as long as labs indicate there is a deficiency.

I don't see how the multivitamin would be beneficial when all other levels were normal.






Quoting larissalarie:

I would definitely supplement with that information. I'm not really opposed to vit d supplements anyway, even though I rarely actually give them, lol.


A quality supplement will give 100% in a single drop. It's a pretty no-risk intervention IMO.


Good luck!

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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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 Of course you know I'm sure that Rickets is not caused by eating habits.  But it all does sound right with her blood work up and the vitamin D supplements should be started asap with a vit d level of 6.  Hope her levels improve quickly.

some types of rickets can even be genetic.  Genetic defect - hypophosphatemic rickets is a rare genetic fault that undermines the way the kidneys process phosphates. Phosphate blood levels are too low, leading to weak and soft bones.

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM
We always use the sun. Hopefully it warms up and you can get out in the sun soon. Good luck!
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VintageWife
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I guess you should do the vit d and go from there. Seems silly they're trying to tell you it's all because of solids.

melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Do you rember the brand of vit d that was supposed to be the better one


Quoting larissalarie:

I would definitely supplement with that information. I'm not really opposed to vit d supplements anyway, even though I rarely actually give them, lol.

A quality supplement will give 100% in a single drop. It's a pretty no-risk intervention IMO.

Good luck!

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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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I think carlsons.

Quoting melindabelcher:

Do you rember the brand of vit d that was supposed to be the better one




Quoting larissalarie:

I would definitely supplement with that information. I'm not really opposed to vit d supplements anyway, even though I rarely actually give them, lol.


A quality supplement will give 100% in a single drop. It's a pretty no-risk intervention IMO.


Good luck!

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