Posts Tagged ‘weight checks

14
Mar
16

Spring Specialists

On this day four years ago, the lid came off and little guy was able to hold his temperature. The A’s & B’s and weight gain were all that stood between him and home. We started focusing on his special foot and what he would need when he came home.

Foot stretches and PT have been part of D’s life since week 2. On Friday, we got the good news that his clubfoot correction still looks to be holding and his year off from braces didn’t seem to impact his structure. We are to keep doing the stretches and his doctor added a new one to strengthen the outer left side. We love his orthopedic surgeon, and it was awesome to hear some good news. It’s hard to believe he was only 4lbs, 10oz at his first visit with her.

At the four year old well visit, he’s taken a big hit on his weight and BMI curve which we were expecting to hear. He only gained 2.5 lbs over the past year. The good news is he did make a jump on his height curve up to the 20th percentile, so despite the trouble with weight gain he IS growing. His doc and I discussed the measures we had taken moving him to a private sitter instead of preschool for the winter to give him a break from all the sickness he had last year. His dad and I were hoping to prevent the hunger strikes. We went over a meal plan, and we need to follow up quickly if he stops eating. Last year, it felt like we were through the eating and weight gain hurdles so it’s disappointing, but at least we weren’t blindsided with it.

With very little prompting, I was able to get the referral for the other thing that I am determined not to think about until our April 5th appointment. His doc even recognized one of the authors of the research study that I brought to the appointment as someone he knew from our children’s hospital.

 

 

 

24
May
13

Long Week

It was a long, long, long week. We had a wellness visit, and I have a big work project forcing me to put in way more than my usual hours. 

Well visits and their gosh durned weight checks are enough alone to put me in a bad mood generally. We rang in this time at 17.86 lbs at 15 months, so we’ll keep plugging along and trying to find stuff he will SWALLOW. 

Anyway, there is a light at the end of my tunnel. My mom, dad, and sister will be here tomorrow from down south. We’ve got first baseball games, a butterfly show, and more zoo trips to look forward to. Along with some good old fashioned hanging out and enjoying each other. 

I truly want to enjoy this summer, and not spend it in anger at myself. I think that’s why I avoided blogging this week. Anything I could write was not going to set the tone I want this summer to have. We will have our wonderful summer. We’re going to MAKE it happen. 

So here’s to drinks on the porch, lightning bugs, and wading pools. A family trip to Sedona, our 13th Anniversary, and trips to the park. LOVE summer!

Happy Memorial Day, folks. Remember your servicemen and women and be safe!




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