Saturday, September 22, 2007

i LOVE 69

ok, first get your heads out of the gutter.

and i was born in 1970 so it has nothing to do with the year.

69 refers to the silent prince's body burden lead level.

it's been almost two years since he was first diagnosed with lead poisoning at which point the lead level in his blood was close to 60 (at a level of 70 or higher they talk about brain damage and fatalities) and his body burden level (the lead in his bones and soft tissues) was over 500.

this past week i took him for his blood test to see if the iron treatments we've been giving him helped move some of the lead from the bones and soft tissues into his blood. the brave boy didn't even flinch when they stuck him. he even laughed for the women drawing his blood. two days later we got a call from the lead clinic saying that his blood level had gone from a 29 to a 32 and that his body burden had gone from 102 to 69!

his blood level still isn't high enough to treat him, but this is the lowest his body burden has been ever!


God's peace y'all


BostonPobble said...

OMG! Thank The Goddess! (That's important enough to not be abbreviated this time!)

I LOVE 69, too!

(and yes, I'm back)

CrackerLilo said...

Oh, that's WONDERFUL!!!!!

Yet another reason to love 69!!!!

I'll keep sending hope that the Silent Prince's body burden goes in the right direction.

I'll bet you've been keeping up on the news about toys, too, huh? *hug*

"and vivian followed."

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