Has anyone ever looked so stinkin' cute in a hospital gown?
Jet had a big week of doctor visits last week - first on Tuesday he his 4 month check up at the pediatrician - then on Wednesday we went to his PT at the hospital for a follow up - then on Thursday he his second visit to the Spina Bifida Clinic. WOW! Can you say little trooper? Going through all that back to back was no easy task - but Jet was a jewel as usual. :) He's so friendly and loves taking in everything that he only got fussy when he had to miss his regular naptime at the clinic - that visit began with a 7am wake up and wasn't over until 12:30pm. Jet would start to fall asleep on me only to be woke up by a new doctor coming in to meet him.
So here are his stats: 16.5 pounds (75th percentile) 25 inches (50th percentile) and his head was 44cm (90th percentile! lol.). He's growing right on track for the most part. Our only cause for concern was his head growth was very quick - it jumped from the 50th to the 90th in 2 months- a little too quickly according to the doctors. So we mentioned that to our neurosurgeon when we went to clinc. Our NEW neurosurgeon I must add - Dr. Hudgins is moving to Ohio and we will miss him so much. There is something kind of scary about switching doctors - especially when Dr. Hudgins gave us so much comfort and put us at ease during a very uneasy time. But our new doctor - Dr. Brahma - couldn't have been more friendly and seemed very capable - I felt a very good sense of security talking with him and feel confident that this should be an easy transition. :) Thank you God. All that to say - he ordered another head ultrasound on Jet (I was thankful for that action) and oddly and thankfully it seemed unchanged since August. He was very happy at how cognitively aware and alert Jet was so he wasn't too worried yet. I was very glad to here it looked okay still - but we still didn't have an answer for the quick head growth so we are scheduled for a CT scan in a few weeks.
Please, please pray that everything will be sorted out - our hope is that the fluid will go down or stay the same. If it has increased or the CT shows fluid putting pressure on his brain Jet will have to undergo shunt surgery. We are SO thankful that we have made it this far, but we still hope to never have to cross that bridge. Still, we have a Heavenly Father great support system for whatever comes our way, and in that I find peace.
In every other aspect Jet is a super star! The orthopedist and rehab doctors were very pleased (almost surprised) at how good his feet, hips and legs look and move so far. We once again heard the phrases "He looks great" and "He should walk without to much trouble" and are so happy! Go Buddy Go! What a blessed baby you are! :)
So what's the reason I'm wearing a dress again?