After numerous tests, it has been determined that my niece, Julia, will need to have growth hormone shots six days a week because she hasn't been growing. Here she is, next to Olivia. Olivia is six and Julia is nine. Olivia has passed her up in size and weight.
Another concern is that a small tumor has been found in Julia's pituitary gland. For now they're "just watching it" and believe it to be benign, however, the administration of the growth hormone shots may cause it to grow, in which case, it will need to be removed.
I'm asking all of you to agree with me in prayer that this tumor shrinks and disappears and that Julia will have no adverse reactions to the growth hormone. ...that she'll begin to grow and thrive and continue to be the sweet little girl that she is...only a little bigger! Please also pray for my sister, Lori and her husband Ken, as I know that as parents - this whole thing is not an easy pill to swallow.