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Hudson Hendrickx

First post: Sep 11, 2018 Latest post: Oct 31, 2018

Hudson has been through multiple health issues the past 2 1/2 years.  When he was just 5 years old we noticed him drinking excessive amounts of fluids and going to the bathroom frequently.  
We brought him to the doctor 2-3 times looking for answers we knew something was out of the ordinary for our son.  The doctors did some lab work and minimal testing and didn't come up any explanation to his symptoms.  
Hudson was referred to an Endocrine Specialist in Fargo in summer 2015.  After multiple long tests, pokes, and couple days stay in the hospital we had an answer.  Our brave 5 year old had Diabetes Insipidus and Hypopitutarism rare conditions.  His Pituitary gland "master gland"  was not functioning throwing his hormones off balance and causing multiple problems for Hudson.  
Thankfully with multiple medications, lab checks, and doctor visits he was able to maintain and be an active kid.  He suffered a few bumps in the road with sickness and hospital stays.
This past spring of 2018 Hudson appeared more rundown and tired all the time.  His endocrine doctor ran some labs on him and found his pituitary gland was not functioning to produce any of his main hormones.  His thyroid and cortisol levels were severely low.  His pituitary  gland was pretty much non functioning and Hudson was getting all his hormones replaced by medications.  
His Endocrine doctor also ordered MRI to be done due to the changes of his pituitary function.  The MRI was done in July 2018 and it showed a large mass right above his pituitary gland our worse nightmare.  He was admitted to the hospital right away for many scary tests.  He had a bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture, labs, MRI's, and Pet scan.  
After couple long weeks of testing and waiting for answers they told us Hudson has LCH- Langlens Cell Histocytosis.   Very Rare condition requires long road of treatment involving chemotherapy, high dose steroids, antibiotics, and hospital stays.  There is no cure for this disease we are praying the treatment and prayers help to get rid of the mass for good and it doesn't come back .
We appreciate all the prayers, kind words, thoughts, gifts,  and support during this difficult time.  

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