Adoption Doctors

February 27, 2007 at 11:47 am 4 comments

We had a consultation with the wonderful people up at the University of Washington who have a clinic and run one of the best places that specifically address the medical concerns of children adopted from other countries. It is the Center for Adoption Medicine in Seattle. We had a nearly hour-long conversation and went over Isabel’s medical information with a fine-tooth comb. We discussed her growth and what it all meant in terms of her health. Babies from Kyrgyzstan are just smaller than our babies in the US and you cannot draw conclusions based on a side by side comparison. Some good news that we ascertained: She is showing amazing resilience despite her difficult start. Her body is putting all its resources into growing a strong brain and that shows in her development despite her small body. He has prescribed special formula for us to bring over so that she gets started on it sooner rather than later. I just ordered it and hopefully there is enough room for all those cans! It felt so good to already have done something for her that will help her. So, with all that in mind we are setting off to Kyrgyzstan on Friday. Hopefully I can post while I’m there. Thank you all for your lovely responses to me. I love hearing from you!


Entry filed under: adopting, Adoption, International Adoption, Kyrgyzstan, Motherhood, Travel.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jamie  |  February 27, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    If you don’t have room for all those cans, you can add an extra, full size suit case to your luggage for $75. Sounds like it would be worth if in this case!! This is so exciting for you! My husband and I are praying for your sanity and health as you travel. Who are you flying with?

  • 2. Michelle  |  February 27, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Or you could just leave all of your clothes at home. One pair of pants and 2 shirts for 2 weeks ought to be plenty! Haha…and, of course…a hat.

  • 3. actofkindness  |  February 27, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Posting should be ok there, but if you have a hard time, email me and I will post them on my blog for you .

  • 4. imhelendt  |  February 27, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Mmmm hmmm. So I feel that you need to come VISIT UW to get the best consultation. Whereby you must visit me. 😀


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