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Friday, August 31, 2012

Another new Layout and another freebie!

I have had quite the week this week. It hasn't exactly been good but I am getting through it. First I was in a minor car accident which didn't do a lot of damage but really put me in a bad frame of mind. Some guy on a motorcycle attempted to pass in the emergency lane during a back up on the freeway. When he swung back into the lane from the emergency lane he misjudged and ran right into the side of my car. I was so angry at his stupidity I wanted to smack him.

Then to make the week even better my sons Endocrinologist informed us that they are pretty sure he has GHD which is Growth Hormone Deficiency. My son is 10 almost 11 and he is WAY smaller then all the other kids in his school and all his friends as well. The 2nd and 3rd graders are bigger then him. So we took him to the Endo and this GHD is what he says he is pretty sure he has. What this means is a lot. GHD not only affects your growth it affects your heart, lungs, bones, immune system, muscles, just about every part of your body. The hormone is produced in our pituatory gland which is referred to as the "Master" gland. Why?  Well, because this gland is responsible for a lot of things inside your body. Without the Growth Hormone we don't grow adequately but even worse we are prone to heart attacks, osteoporosis, and many other very un-fun things.

What do you do for it? Well, that too is very un-fun. The only thing that can be done for it is to replace the hormone by injecting it into the body daily for the rest of your life. Our Endocrinologist said that we NEED to do it until he stops growing but it is recommended that it be done for the rest of the life span because it affects so many other areas aside from the growth. We are still in the testing phase and we went today for more labs and a Bone Age scan as well. Dr. Ching our Endo though does say that he feels that he needs to start the medication/hormones right away. He is waiting for the labs to come back to decide dosage etc etc.... I guess the labs are suppose to tell us exactly how much hormone is being supplied by the pituatory gland if any and how large of a dose he needs to receive to start out.

Thank goodness I got this layout done before all this happened so you still get a freebie and I still get to look like a good CT member for Sas LOL. I created it using Sas's new September Personal Use Grab bag available HERE at Bits2Kits. It has a lot of pastel colors and was a very fun kit to work with.

I created this fun layout and then added my beautiful Cocker Spaniel Misty Blue to the layout. She is a spoiled rotten dog that loves her life. Except when she is in trouble like she is now for getting into the garbage can while we were out today getting tests done. 

Everything except the paper with the writing on it and the dog print tag is from Sas's newest Grab Bag. The paw print is from her "Our Family" Bundle. The paper with the writing on it I created using brushes. 
The writing around the page is simply lyrics from the song "You are My Sunshine". I thought it was fitting with all the bright yellow on the page. Its funny how much I like bright vibrant colors in my layouts since I certainly would never put them in my home on my walls etc. I have greys and tans here in my home. 

So you also get the Quick Page of this layout if you would like it.

You can grab it HERE as well. 

I do hope you all have a very sun shiney day!!!


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