Monday, September 09, 2013

Sophia and Her "disappeared" Inguinal Hernia

So, we were at Hospital Selayang for Sophia's appointment at Pediatric Rheumatology. 
Can you believe it, she's 6 month-old (young!)!
Now, measuring 62 cm and weighs about 6.5kg!

The story about her inguinal hernia? It sort of 'disappeared'.
We asked the doctor for his opinion, he checked and he couldn't feel it too.
He told us that there is a 10% chance where inguinal hernia resolved by itself as muscles strengthens, so perhaps Sophia is the lucky 10%! Yay!!

We have an appointment to see the Pediatric Surgery at the clinic in October and hopefully they will share the same opinion!

As you can see in the photo, she has this big white cotton bandage over her hand.
Yes, they took many vials of blood.
Poor Sophia was crying out so loud. We can only hear her screams as we were not allowed to watch.
Achy! Heart feels so achy.

Hope her blood tests are okay.
Hope my stupid, weird auto antibodies are NOT in her system.

Note : 

Autoantibodies directed against Ro/SSA and La/SSB autoantigens were originally identified in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Subsequent studies showed that anti-Ro/SSA antibodies may be present in patients with other autoimmune diseases, including systemic sclerosis, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Additionally, anti-Ro/SSA antibodies (with or without anti-La/SSB antibodies) identify pregnant women who are at increased risk of having a child with neonatal lupus syndrome. 

 Neonatal lupus (NL) is a passively transferred autoimmune disease. It occurs in about 1 to 2 percent of babies born to mothers with autoimmune disease, primarily systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren’s syndrome, and antibodies to SSA/Ro and/or SSB/La


Old Kitty said...

Awwwww look at Baby Sophia! She is utterly adorable!!

Awwww I do hope she is ok - poor little thing! Fingers and paws crossed she'll be ok! Take care

Hannah and Lucy said...

Gosh Baby Sophia has grown so much since we last saw a picture. We are purring for her and hope her hernia has gone.
Take care.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx + Sue xx