Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal condition that describes girls and women with common features that are caused by complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome. TS occurs in approximately 1 of every 2,500 female births and in as many as 10% of all miscarriages.
We have a checklist, and are taking Mackenzie to a lot of specialists to determine which aspects of the TS affect her. Today, Jacques took Mighty Mack to the Endocrinolgist. The doctor recommended that we start Mackenzie on growth hormones as soon as possible. He predicts that Mackenzie would only reach a maximum of 4'4" without growth hormones. Our goal will be to get her to at least 4'10"...which is probably unlikely, but a good goal nonetheless. Once Lily and I return home from the hospital, a nurse will come to our house and teach Jacques and I how to administer a shot everyday to Mackenzie's tushie or thigh. Mighty Mack will need these daily shots until she reaches the age of 13 or so. At the age of 13, Mackenzie will transition to an estrogen injection that she will need in order to force her body into puberty.
Even though this diagnosis came
as a complete unexpected shock to us,
check out this face. It screams "I AM SO WORTH IT!"
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
II Timothy 1:7