The big day that I've been waiting for finally arrived. Our appointment with the DAN! doctor was a success. After looking through all of Ryder's medical records, labs and tests he told us that Ryder definitely has an underlying mitochondrial disorder. He showed us which labs were abnormal and told us what to do and where to start. He's starting on Vitamin C, Folate, Carnitine, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, etc. He wrote a script for a UA, stomach x-ray, and bloodwork. Then, based on those results we'll go from there. He may want to do a muscle biopsy and colonoscopy in Texas at Thoughtful House. He says they are one of the best in the country.
So now I've been brushing up on my biochemical knowledge which is very sparse. It never made much sense to me in school, but I did enjoy drawing the mitochondria and cell diagrams. That was the highlight. With much dismay, I will be revisiting Mr. Jacobson's 10th grade biology class--where Mr Jacobson, in all of his glory, waited 2 years for a turtle egg to hatch.
And now for your entertainment, below we have Hunter and Mason showing off their dancing skills.