Nicole was born Jan 20, 2006. She was 8lbs 9 oz via repeat c-section. Upon her birth she appear to be swollen on her left side at that they told me it was amniotic fluid and it would go away. Then at 6 months the Geneticist said the swelling was hemihypertrophy. The Pediatrician disagreed he believe it was edema, not a muscle overgrowth, and continue to referral me to other doctors trying to solve why she was swollen on her left side, always throwing up, and always having diarrhea. It wasn't until she was 22 mos when I took her to the local Children's Hospital where they discovery she never had hemihypertrophy. That night when she was admitted to Children's her protein level was 0.7. This whole time from birth she had Intestinal Lymphangiectasia with protein losing enteropathy. Now the Doctor check her protein levels every 4-6 weeks and when ever she drops below 2.0 she is admitted for albumin treatment. She also follows a low fat high protein diet and drinks Portagen daliy. She will be ready to start Pre-K in fall of 2010.