Friday, January 23, 2009

Good-bye Anemia

I just talked to the very pleasant lady at the GI office who said Goldie's hemoglobin is up to 13.7! (normal is 10.5-13.5) Whoa, I never expected that. It was 9.8 at the end of September. Then 10 about mid November after giving her iron drops 2X a day. It looks like eliminating the dairy from my diet was what really did the job.


The truth is while I paid close attention to what I ate and have been giving Goldie lots of iron rich pasture raised beef (a perk of living in the sticks), I wasn't so good about giving the iron supplement. Lately, when I did give it to her, it was causing some painful potty issues. This makes me think her body wasn't absorbing it because it knew she didn't need any more.


I know this really a pretty small health issue, but none the less its made my day. Nice to know my mommy sense was right about what was bothering my little girl.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Yeah! for a good doctor report. I'm never good at remembering to give pills either.

Beverly said...

I am bad with remembering giving Noah meds too. Glad for the good report! I love the picture, she is too cute!

SunflowerMom said...

Yay! That's great! My oldest tested low on iron as a 1 yr old and I didn't want to use the drops. I upped his dark green veggies and red meat intake and it was better within 6 months.

JaybirdNWA said...

That's probably really good news especially after working at it for a couple of months. I know that John is really sensitive to what Joy eats (ie. last week she had some peppers for lunch and it made for one miserable little boy for about a day). I think she learned her lesson.