Harper's Helpers

Working toward a full, long life.

only good news

We’re unaccustomed to hearing only good news in the bright 3rd floor rooms of Amplatz’ Discovery Clinic.  And it was fantastic.

Highlights from today’s nephrology checkup:

* Growth charts looked AWESOME; she’s now in the 50% for weight and 25% for height.  This is significant since there was a potential for stunted growth on dialysis and post transplant!

* Daily vitals (temperature, weight, blood pressure) are no longer necessary!  (This might be a tough habit to break 🙂

* Q12 drug changes have been well tolerated and recent labs are respectable.

* Lab draws will change from weekly to every two weeks for January and if numbers remain stable, draws can move to 1x/month!

* In closing Dr. Rheault said – “Harper, you look so good, I don’t think I need to see you until summer.”  Return in 6 months.

Eric and I were beaming with joy and might have even exchanged a high-five at one point.



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  2. Hooray!

  3. Yay Yay Yay!

  4. What incredibly great news. Congratulations to you and Eric for being such amazing parents. We are thrilled – for Harper and you. Incredible child because of incredible parents! We love you all very much.

  5. Hallelujah!

  6. Sweet! Enjoy this happy moment… you all deserve it!

  7. So glad to hear!

  8. Great news!

  9. 6 months off of nephrology. That’s staggering! Great news Zanna

  10. So excited for you guys!! Harper I am so proud of you!

  11. Awe! Cheers to you guys!

  12. What a sweet, sweet day. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Well deserved!

  14. What wonderful news you guys so happy for all of you. In one of my New Years prayers I prayed especially for your family that your 2013 year be brighter and healthier. Love you guys and I must agree with grandpa tears of joy!

  15. Best update ever! You made my day. Continued good health to Miss Harper and all of you.

  16. David, that’s worth falling to your knees and crying your eyes out!!! Absolutely wonderful!!:>)

  17. High fives and then some!! Great news!

  18. Wonderful news!!! May God bless you and keep you safe Harper and your family…

  19. FANTASTIC!! All of you deserve big hugs.

  20. Thank God for this blessing ! Stay happy………….