Monday, June 22, 2009

Appointment Update...



Greyson had a VERY busy week last week and I thought that it was time to update all of you on how his appointments have been going. First, he had his 4 month check up with the pediatrician (we still can't even believe that he is 4.5 months!!!) All went well there, he is weighing in at 15lbs 10oz. and is 26 inches long...50% for his age in both...we'll take it! :) He also had a head ultrasound and a check up with his neurosurgeon to check on his shunt, we are VERY happy to report that his shunt is working just as it should be! I have to say that whenever anything is just a bit different with the G-man my first fear is always that shunt! If he doesn't eat as much as he usually does, or sleeps a little longer, or cries just a little bit more than normal, I immediately feel his soft spot just to make sure that it feels ok, I don't know what I'm going to do when that soft spot closes! I guess that is something that will always be in the back of our minds. Anyway, back to the appointments...:) While we were at the SB clinic to see the neurosurgeon we also saw one of the other doctors there, he says that Greyson is doing GREAT!! He was very impressed with his head and trunk control (all of that tummy time is paying off!) Speaking of tummy time, Greyson is not a huge fan of it and has started rolling from his tummy to his back! He has been doing this for awhile now, but it is becoming much more of a regular thing! I think he sees how happy I get whenever I see him do this, and he knows that it is the best way to get out of that tummy time! We have been working on rolling from his back to his tummy, but he's not quite as good at that yet. We also had a kidney and bladder ultrasound and an appointment with the urologist. All is well in that department as well! His kidneys are growing as they should and not too small or enlarged and everything is still looking healthy! I'm always a bit nervous for these appointments knowing that cathing will most likely be in our future at some point, but the longer we can put it off the better! :)

Well, I think that it is for our appointments. Like I said, it was a very busy week, but one filled with good news! :) Greyson just continues to do so well and we are amazed by him every day! If we only knew what life would be like with him, we could have saved ourselves A LOT of worrying in those months after we found out about the spina bifida. Life is so good. :)

7 comments:

Joanna and David said...

Yay Greyson! Oh my goodness he is doing so great! It's amazing to see him in that cute little crawling position. :) What a sweetie - and that red hair is showing up more in pics now. Love it!

Adrienne, Scott, Hanna and Hayden Trigg said...

Wow, the last picture is amazing! This head and trunk control is great. If tummy time works that well for him, hopefully it will for out little guy too. I just can’t seem to put him down.

Leigh and Andy said...

I feel I need to make a disclaimer about the "crawling" photo. :) He can hold that pose for about 5-10 seconds...we're working on it!! :)

Summers Family said...

Congratulations on all of the GREAT appointments! Greyson is SO adorable and we have very much enjoyed reading your blog and watching his amazing progress. Thank you for sharing your stories - it really helps to ease our fears (a bit). You are truly blessed.

Your friend Nicole in CA from the Spina Bifida Group :-)

Nicole Summers
Mom to Jack (4), Benjamin (2 1/2) and 30 weeks pregnant with baby girl (SB L5-S1 and Hydrocephalus)

Meinhardt Family said...

What great news! Go Greyson!
I love the pics of him. I can't believe how big he is getting. He's so adorable.

Holli (and Mark) said...

I always look forward to reading your updates on Greyson--and love the pics, he is gorgeous!!!

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The Santini's said...

I love your updates, it give us a glimpse into what our future is with Vince. Greyson is so cute.