Friday, February 12, 2010
For my friends and family, here is this months update. Lil weighs in at 11lbs 5 oz at 6.5 months old. She is holding her head up completely, rolling from tummy to back, smiling, laughing, and now cooing! I am just amazed when I look at how far she has come. Here are her appointments from this month:
Ophthalmologist- Her eyes are HEALED!!!! She no longer has retinopathy, and the DR doesn't need to see her until her first birthday. No more every 2 week appointments. At that time, he feels she will probably need glasses. How cute will that be! They must be hot pink!
GI Dr.- When her upper GI test came back as just relux last month, they switched her meds back to Zantac. She seems to be doing very well on it, or she is growing out of her reflux. That's what I am praying for. I do not hear her at night spitting up, so I am not as nervous anymore about her choking.
Pulmonologist- She received her Synagis this month, and for the first time she handled it well. She had no reaction, and that is a major stressor out of my life now. They put her back on steroids for her lungs, and I am hoping it is just to get us through this season. So, she gets her nebulizer treatments 2 times a day for the steroids but isn't really needing the albuterol treatments right now.
That's all for her now. Carrot top has something new though.........
We had his speech evaluation this month, and he qualified for therapy once a week. The whole process was very interesting. They have a whole list of activities they had to do with him, and it was great watching him do them perfectly. He passed everything but expressive communication. The therapist said that because he couldn't hear right for his first year of life, he has missed out of vital times when kids learn how to communicate. He uses his tongue the way a deaf child would; by bringing the tongue to the back of his mouth. It is a habit now, and will take some time to break it. She thought he had a vocabulary of at least 100 words but that only about 5 are being pronounced properly. He says Gah for everything, but according to her those are his words for things. Our goal for his therapy would be from him to be able to communicate his needs VERBALLY (without signing), within 6 months. Big goal, but I know my little man can do it. I cant wait to hear him talk.
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