Monday, March 28, 2016

new labs

We had new labs drawn earlier this month. Almost everything is normal. I'm waiting to hear back about the other stuff.

There are some things about her t-cells that are off, but I don't know if they are a problem, because they've never been off before. I'll post more when I know.

She has antibodies to CMV (cytomegalovirus). Most adults have CMV, and don't even know it. It's only a problem for people with immune deficiencies and pregnant women. It remains dormant in your system for life, and can be reactivated. This is the first time she's tested positive.

Her antigen response to candida and tetanus are low. Her candida response has been much  higher than it is now. Candida response is usually linked to helper t-cells, and her helper t-cell level is really good right now. I always thought her low candida response was because of her low helper t-cell level. Her tetanus has always been low. No one naturally responds to tetanus, we develop a response from our vaccines.

She doesn't have protective levels of diptheria, some strains of pneumonia, and tetanus. Her antibody levels were so low before we knew her vaccines didn't work. She will need to be revaccinated.

The great news is she has been really healthy. She's growing, she's learning about social behavior, and she's a wild girl. She loves dinosaurs, and playing outside. She says she wants to be a nature tracker (from Dinosaur Train).

 Last week she told me that she wanted to live in an apartment building that we drove past. She said the strangers there would take good care of her. I asked why she wanted to live with strangers? She said she didn't like the food at our house, and the strangers would feed her lots of fruit. The day before I brought home plums, grapes, and bananas.