Saturday, May 9, 2009

6 Months Old

Nicholas turned 6 months yesterday. It is really hard to believe half a year has gone by. He had an appointment with the retina doctor for his ROP yesterday. The doctor said his eyes look great. We have to go back in 6 weeks and then we should be done with that doctor. We still have to go to a regular eye doctor and our first visit is in June. I talked to the neurosurgeon's nurse yesterday about the swelling around his stitches. She said that they have seen this happen a lot and it could take a few weeks for his head to heal and then it will stop. We go in on Monday to have his stitches taken out so we will see what the Dr. says. He might want to do another CT just to be safe. We haven't had any alarms with his apnea montior since coming home. He is also eating like crazy. He must be going through a growth spurt. Or, he might not have been eating well because his shunt wasn't working- hard to tell.


  1. Happy Birthday to the little guy! He looks like he can't wait to get into some trouble. Much love and best wishes.

    Aunt Pat Matthews

  2. Happy half-birthday little guy! What a ride its been! Six months of joy and worry, heartache and happiness and many surprises. Through it all Rin and Mark have loved Nicholas unconditionally and been his greatest advocate. You are all very lucky to have each other. Enjoy your first Mother's Day, Rin. Love to all.

  3. Happy Mother's Day!!!
    So glad he is doing well. I love the hat. He looks great. Take Care!!!