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Monday, October 4, 2010

Vitamin D

Vitamin D again.

Well, test results are in for Son #2, looks like he is way below where he should be for his Vitamin D level. Average numbers are between 30-60, he's below 30. It can only be diagnosed from a blood draw, but not a bad test if you can handle getting pricked by a needle.

Asthma Doctor recommends a Vitamin D supplement twice a day for Son #2. We are also having him spend as much time outside as possible. This should be an all around 'win' for my pale son who rarely sees the light of day. What?! Leave the computer and World of Warcraft?!

For the record-we don't allow computer play on school days, and limit the time on weekends. But he also likes to read, but he can read outside, right?

It will be interesting to see what happens, this is the newest research in asthma-the link to deficiency in Vitamin D. If it can slow down the 'remodeling' in his lungs (scar tissue building up from repeated inflammation). At least that's the way I understand it. I would like to keep what lung capacity he has.

Maybe I should start him on the bagpipes like Son #1. Talk about hot air! He's full of it and his lung capacity is almost double what Son #2 has. Hhmm, more than one way to skin a cat. A new therapy for improving lung capacity? It's worth a shot!

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