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.


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.