Carnitine plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized ("burned") to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation. Given these key functions, carnitine is concentrated in tissues like skeletal and cardiac muscle that utilize fatty acids as a dietary fuel.
Emily's was a little low so we are starting her on a supplement to bump that up.
The neurologist was very pleased about Emily's progress with talking and her alertness. She of course, in true Emily fashion, would not wake up for him. I honestly think he has seen her awake a couple times. We go back in a month and he said hopefully by then we will have an appt to go to Cleavland.
Joe called while I was parking and said his work was sending people home (involuntary) for the day and he got cut so he was going to be able to come to all the appts and help me (YAY for help but BOO for no money). Speaking of daddy he is a quick video of Emily saying dada. I think it is around 21 sec where she says it the best. She has him wrapped around her little finger. WARNING: Be prepared to turn your volume down! She gets so loud! Its funny but loud. I warned ya!
Next up was my appointment. My blood pressure has been high and the med I was on was not working any longer. So new med. Done.
While I had my appt Joe took Emily next door to her pediatrician to see if she needed reflux meds. The answer was we don't know yet. HA! The reason is that we have a very long appt with the main pediatrician next week. Because of Emily's needs we needed one with a little more experience with Emily's condition. So we are going to wait until we see her plus that gives us a little more time to see if it is truly reflux.
Beautiful week ahead so hopefully we can get out and to the park!!