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About Vintage81

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  1. It’s so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photos. Enjoy your trip! 😊
  2. I’m so sorry. 😔 Many hugs and prayers for you.
  3. He’s so precious! Many hugs and prayers for you and your family.
  4. Praying for you, your baby, and the rest of your family. 🙏🏻
  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs.
  6. Wow...this feels like so long ago! I feel so honored to get a zombie thread! 🤣 Just in case anyone is curious... It took us a while, but we decided to put DD on growth hormone shots. It was a tough decision, and it took us a long time to make it, but things have been going really well. She's been on the shots for almost two years now and went from being 0% on the growth chart to 5%. The shots are not going to make her a giant! The goal is to hopefully get her to around my height, which is 5'1" or thereabouts. Without the shots, her projected height was 4'9", give or take a few inches. That "give or take" was a big factor for us. The projections are not an exact science, so knowing 4'7" was a possibility helped with the decision-making process. It also helped to understand that while she's not growth hormone deficient, her body wasn't using the growth hormone she had the way it was supposed to. We did a trial run of the growth hormones to see if the extra boost helped, and it did, so we decided to continue on. Taking the shots really hasn't been a huge deal for her. It's part of our daily routine and it's not at all painful for DD. We've been fortunate that she's not experienced any side effects. The biggest headache has been dealing with the insurance company and the drug company to get everything coordinated. However, again we're so fortunate because our insurance company actually covers the majority of the costs (some insurance companies don't for Idiopathic Short Stature) and we also get co-pay assistance. Oh, and DD does not have any issues with her thyroid, at least not right now. I looked at her bloodwork the last two years. In January 2018 her TSH was 3.413, free T4 was 1.1. In January 2019 her TSH was 2.125 and free T4 was 1.3. The doctor said her TSH would have to be WAY higher to cause growth issues and it's common to see the TSH levels bounce around in kids. However, since her dad has Hashimoto's, my children having thyroid issues in the future is definitely on our radar. DD gets yearly bloodwork, so if something doesn't look right, hopefully it'll be caught early. She was also tested for celiac (via a blood test) and that was negative. For now, we just keep going with the growth hormone until DD hits puberty and her growth plates start to fuse. She's 11 now and showing no signs of that, so I think we still have a few more years to go. We don't measure her height at home (because we don't like to make a big deal about it), but at her last doctor's appointment in July she was 4'4.3", so we still have a ways to go. She has a positive attitude about everything and isn't at all bothered by her height. She knows that she's going to be a shorter adult and she's totally okay with that. She's currently doing MMA and has no problem sparring/training with bigger kids, boys, or whoever...she's a tough cookie. 😊
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  8. He’s precious! Congratulations! 🥰
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