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Week of August 19, 2002

    Question:   My son just had an MRI and CAT scan. The doctor says my son has organic brain damage and that his brain stem is not growing large enough. He will not give me anymore information until the end of July when we see him again. How serious is this? What kind of disease is it, does it have a name?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   Sometimes my blood sugar is too high 2 or 3 hours after a meal. Can I take Humalog insulin to lower it even though I will not be eating food?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   My husband has had a tattoo on his arm for almost 3 years and lately he has gotten small soft bumps on his tattoo that itch. It looks and feels like a lot of mosquito bites. Do you know what this could be?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer