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Friday, April 2, 2010

Kiddo's Latest Health + Hockey Updates

Health

Kiddo had another endoscopy done last week.  The doctors have had him eating eggs for a few months and they wanted to see if it has caused any problems internally.  What they found was that despite the extremely high dose of Kapidex he's on (it's basically a stronger form of Prevacid), he had developed an ulcer. Go figure!

We got the endo. results today and guess what? THEY WERE EXCELLENT!  He's never had such good test results in his life.  He can keep eggs in his diet (wahoo!) and will be able to start adding a few new foods this week (we're waiting for the allergist to say which foods).

As for the ulcer, the biospy didn't show anything so the doctor is thinking that his stomach is simply producing too much acid. She said it is likely hormone related and that she'd give us more info on that soon. I'm not really worried about this, considering that 1) it doesn't bother him at all, and 2) the other news is so fantastic!


I guess the fact that Kiddo has now come down with the vomiting-aching-sleeping-on-the-couch flu is the price we pay for getting all this good news. :)



Hockey


The Winter Session of ice hockey ended a week or so ago and Kiddo got to attend his first hockey banquet.  He had a great time sitting with his team and didn't really care that he had to bring his own food - he's totally used to that.  Each of the 100+ kids had a short blurb about them in the yearbook.  Here's what the coaches said about Kiddo:
[Kiddo] is one of the most competitive players in our program.  He will do anything to win.  He scores goals, back checks, and occasionally trips people.

For those of you who know hockey, yes, my child is becoming a goon.  Kidding!  But seriously, he does have an amazing competitive drive that was never apparent until he got into this sport.

He's already started the Spring Development Program (which has 4 ex-pro coaches) and can't wait until he qualifies for travel league.  I can see it now: the next 10+ years of my life will be spent in freezing hockey rinks toting smelly equipment ... and I'll love every minute of it!

19 comments:

GMR said...

Aww....congratulations to Kiddo (and family) and the great news health wise AND hockey wise! Enjoy each moment to it's fullest....which it looks like he is doing in that picture... ^_^

TK42ONE said...

YEAH! I'd say give him a hug, but he might trip you!

Glad to hear he has more options on what to eat. So hard with allergies in our own house, I can't even imagine what it's like for you guys.

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful news with us!

Kay said...

Yea! Such good news, Heather. Glad you shared and he looks great with all his buddies. Take care!

Kelly said...

SOOO thrilled to hear how well he is doing!!! : )

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

SO fantastic about Kiddo's endoscopy results!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on such spectacularly positive news about kiddo! Here's to more good things to come :)

softdrink said...

That's great news!

Serena said...

Wonderful news...I'm happy to hear that he is doing much better and that foods are going to be introduced in his diet! Excellent progress.

Ryan G said...

Great news! I hope he enjoys those eggs!

Alyce said...

What great news for kiddo! I hope that you continue to find more foods that work for him. So sorry to hear that he's sick though, that's such a bummer. Hope he's feeling better soon!

Meghan said...

I'm so glad to hear Kiddo's great news! I hope he continues to improve and can eat more foods soon. Also that he gets over his flu quickly, because that really isn't much fun.

Helen's Book Blog said...

It must feel SO good to have positive health news! Enjoy the feeling and let's hope it continues!

Anna said...

Glad to hear Kiddo is doing well. You must be so proud. :)

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Dave said...

Great news on kiddo! Being a hockey goon isn't a bad way to make a living, but it can ruin your smile!

marie said...

We're all so happy about the good medical news! Such an answer to so many prayers!!

As for the next ten years stuff ~ what fun that will be! Is Kiddo playing this summer? Mandy asked about his playing schedule ~ we'd love to squeeze in a game if we can.

Heather J. said...

Thanks all!!! We are really excited about the good health news AND about hockey too.

Marie: Oh yes, he'll be playing this summer, but I don't know when yet. He has try outs for travel league in just over 2 wks. Hopefully we'll get an idea of the summer schedule then. :)

Jenny Girl said...

This is AWESOME news! Yea for eggs. That is great news and very hopeful as well.

As long as your son continues to score goals, that's what counts. Goons aren't what they used to be. congrats to him on a great year!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Finally stopping by! I tried to a couple of times, but I couldn't get your blog to come up. I'm so glad to hear that kiddo is doing so well. I bet he's glad to hear that he'll be able to eat more regular food as time goes on. That is so great!

I finally watched the season finale of Big Love...WOW! What a revelation at the end. I thought for sure that Barb was going to walk off, but she got right up there on stage. I didn't think that Bill was planning on "coming out" that soon after being elected. It's going to make for an explosive season next time. I can't wait!

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