Saturday, May 12, 2007

Endocrinology follow up

Today Max and Bob went to Philadelphia to follow up with endocrinology. All in all it was a good day. We left the house shortly after 9:00 AM stopping at the library first. Max found a book and Bob picked up an audio book. We arrived at Philadelphia about an hour early so we had time for lunch. Max had grilled cheese and French fries and tried very hard to finish within the hour. He was close.

The exam went well and Max is fairly stable. His bone age is 11.6 years he grew about 1 cm this past six months and his growth factors are within the Normal Range for his bone age. His Dr. believes that he will need to raise the Sandostatin dose at some point in the future. We talked briefly about when Max would come off of the Lupron and start puberty but decided that is still a little ways off. We also discussed when Max would return to endocrinology and the plan is to return in July on the same day as his visit to oncology. Hopefully that will all work out.

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