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.