Friday, July 24, 2009

Guess who has high cholesterol....

...Naomi!! Surprised you didn't it. On Wednesday, I finally brought the girls in for their 5 year and 3 year check up. Naomi is 41 lbs and 3 1/2 ft tall. Kaylee is 31 lbs and 3 ft. 1 in. They are both doing great and in the 50th percentile for their age. Dead on average. Neither of the girls had to get shots this time but they did a routine CBC and lipid panel on Naomi. Yesterday morning, the nurse called to tell me the results of Naomi's bloodwork and that she has high cholesterol. I was quite floored from this information because we eat a lot of whole grains, we don't eat a lot of fried food, and Naomi is not overweight at all. (We are suspecting that the results are a little skewed since Naomi did not fast before having the bloodwork done.) However, we are going to do what the Dr. suggests and put her (and the rest of the family) on a low-fat, low cholesterol diet. Then in two months we will bring her in (fasting of course) to get her cholesterol checked again. And hopefully the next time they will say that her cholesterol is just fine.

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