Gunky six week old

Six weeks old! Jordan coughed her way into her 6 week old birthday.  She has a case of the gunkies like everyone else in the house. 

The doctor's office says I'm doing everything I can to help her.  So I'm trying not to freak out.

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I took Jordan to the hospital yesterday for an x-ray of her little arm.  The prosthetic company wanted to have a good idea of her bone structure before making a prosthetic.  It was very interesting...  She has the entire humerus bone — including the needed growth plate.  The growth plate is the developing tissue near the end of the long bones in children.  Each long bone has at least two growth plates: one at each end.  The growth plate determines the future length and shape of the mature bone.  When growth is complete-sometime during adolescence-the growth plates are replaced by solid bone.  That's a good thing for Jordan.  At least that bone should grow with her the way it is supposed to.

Smirky lookJordan has been a bit clingy...  But I would be too if I wasn't feeling great.  She spent most of today eating and sleeping.  She actually slept six straight hours last night! Pretty amazing for a little girl who feels crummy.  Who knows what will happen tonight.