Pamidronate //:: in the bisphosphonate family, a class of drugs that prevent the loss of bone density. "Previous studies of OI bone have suggested that abnormal activity of osteoclasts and osteoblasts (the cells that form new bone) contribute to the bone's fragility. In normal bone, the osteoblasts are producing new, healthy bone to replace the older bone… Continue reading Pamidronate treatment
Every week we meet with PT and OT, it seems Niko is doing something he hasn't done before... whether it be using his arm just a little more, reaching just a little higher, straightening his legs just a little more... his subtle changes grow until they are just part of the normal. Niko started grabbing… Continue reading Niko’s first Christmas already and his first mama’s birthday
Niko's 3rd and 4th months are filled with his first Hallowed, his second Pamidronate treatment and his first Thanksgiving! Although in a whirlwind of moving, kids, holidays, and all things OI, I start to welcome normalcy... our "new" normal.
In Niko's first 2 months of life, he had his first surgery and his first Pamidronate infusion! This is a treatment for Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and Niko will get it for as long as he is growing.