Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It's nothing...and that's okay.

The neurologist called me with the anticipated results today. Evidently, KayTar has more mitochondria in her cells than is typical, which may point to mitochondrial dysfunction (mitochondria are the energy factories of the cells. if your factories aren't able to produce enough to keep up with demand, what do you do? build more factories!) but doesn't mean much diagnostically speaking. The neurologist is ordering further tests on the muscle biopsy, so once again we'll wait and hope for answers, knowing they probably won't be found.

18 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

What a beautiful picture. You may not know, but you do know what a special girl you've got.

carrie said...

I can't even pronounce mitochondria (and I probably just misspelled it too). The fact that you are talented on both sides of your brain slays me! :)

I hope that the "nothing" is a good thing...look at her go.

flutter said...

oh little pink fairy girl!! She is such a beautiful puzzle

Assertagirl said...

I think that is one of my very favourite photos you've posted of KayTar...

Laura said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. For us, the knowing, allowed for better understanding and acceptance...our situations are very different, but I think the underlaying mothering emotion is the same. I hope answers come.

hugs

Mad said...

If the internet gave me nothing else, it gave me you. You are an inspiration. You are dear. To me.

That is all.

tierd said...

Gorgeous picture. I wish you had answers, but no answers may be better than bad answers ... right?

Becca said...

Love the pic! Sorry about the results.

Gwen said...

how grown up you are, kyla, to be okay with not knowing. i admire you.

Amy Y said...

Ugh.
Does the day ever come when you have exhausted all the options and stop looking for answers?

We're going through something like this with my mom... an issue that lacks a diagnosis and we don't know the severity of. I can't imagine going through this with my child.

But still... she's a beauty, that girl.

Amelia said...

What a lovely picture. What a lovely girl.

Woman in a Window said...

Hopefully it's not another obstacle.

The picture is magical gorgeous.

No Mother Earth said...

Oh man, Kyla, I wish more than I could say that I could find some way to help. I hate not being able to "do" anything, so I can only imagine how it is for you.

The picture is very poignant - the illusive fairy always one step ahead and just out of our grasp.

~aj~ said...

I was hoping for answers...but I guess it's just not time. I know it's frustrating, but look at what an amazing girl you've got. Simply amazing!

painted maypole said...

gee, i thought mitochondria were the thingy that carried the force, and that Kaytar was destined to be a great powerful leader. If we can keep her from the dark side, of course.

kittenpie said...

A catch-all catchup because I have read the last two weeks in one gulp (have been too busy/tired to read or write really at all, so blog is stagnating and bloglines is bursting. Gah.)

- it must b awfully frustrating, but I'm glad you didn't have to use that rgretful thought you had, either. Similarly, it's a shame the episodes aren't gone entirely, but I bet it's nice for her that they are less frequent as she grows older and more aware.

- So impressed you are going to go to med school. That's a big and daunting challenge and commitment when you are a parent, but if anyone can take it on and make it work, I know you can.

-What a relief you are insured again! Phew.

Elizabeth said...

oops -- here's jeneva's blog address: www.jgirl3.blogspot.com

Beck said...

Haunting photo.... I'm sorry for the no-results, but glad that it wasn't those particular results, at least.