Shortly after Nevaeh was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes she had to have more blood drawn to check for autoimmune diseases such as celiac and hypothyroidism. Within a week's time of the blood work being drawn we got a call from the Endo office letting us know Nevaeh also has hypothyroidism, an autoimmune disease that goes hand in hand with type 1 diabetes (we were told by the doctors). Hypothyroidism is a condition when the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This can cause slow growth, high cholesterol and many other problems! Some symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Feeling tired, weak, or depressed.
  • Dry skin and brittle nails.
  • Not being able to stand the cold.
  • Constipation.
  • Memory problems or having trouble thinking clearly.

Nevaeh was then put on a daily pill to help regulate her thyroid hormone level and she will be on the pill for the rest of her life. The blood work checked for other conditions and autoimmune diseases that luckily Nevaeh was cleared from! We were told that others can develop over time but we are happy to be cleared for now!

Just a week before when we think our life can't get any crazier it does......

Yep, we were all in a wreck that totaled our car! The amazing thing is we all walked away with just a few aches and bruises! God protected our baby girl again from something that could have been a lot worse!

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