Monday, January 7, 2008

Marguerite's 15th Month Well-Baby; Chesca's Birthday

Marguerite turned 15 months on December 22, but we decided to let the holidays pass before taking her. Anyway, we've got a healthy daughter although her milk and food intake is still 50/50. The child loves her milk. She's in the 50th percentile (American standard) when it comes to her weight, and the 75th when it comes to her height. She can walk and dance. She sleeps more than 12 hours a day. She's very chatty, definitely more than ten words to her repertoire, plus she signs. We're switching vitamins from Nutrilin and Ceelin to something more natural from Healthy Options. We're not getting the MMR vaccine. Our pedi lets us know what the mainstream practices are regarding immunization, but supports our decision to selectively vaccinate. She practices natural medicine as well and discourages introducing chemicals into the baby's body.

Anyway, as we were about to leave, it occurred to me to ask her if she could recommend somebody who could look into my sister's case. She sent us down to the 16th floor to her husband and we were introduced to ARDK. I've already told my Dad about it and he seems very interested as the lumbosacral MRI didn't seem to point to anything conclusive either and yet my sister continues in terrible pain despite all these good results from numerous and expensive tests. I feel hopeful about this. Some good news, my sister was able to stand and take two steps this morning according to my Dad. Please continue to pray for her.
After Marguerite's check-up, we went to her cousin Chesca's 7th birthday. Here are some pics:

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