Friday, May 22, 2009

Good Dr. Visits

We took Nicholas to the neurosurgeon for a follow up today. Everything looks good with his shunt. We go back in 3 months for another check up unless something happens. We also went to the Endocrinologist for a NICU discharge follow up. It was mostly for his thyroid since most preemies have under active thyroids. He was on medication for it until the beginning of April. She looked at the blood tests from when he was in the children's hospital and thinks his thyroid is fine. She had blood taken just to make sure because it can take up to 6 weeks to see the real effect of not having medication for it. She doesn't feel like there will be a problem and we will get the results next week. We also asked about his growth. She agreed he is short- at the 3rd percentile for his adjusted age, but since he is growing it isn't anything to worry about right now. She said that if he stops growing or doesn't catch up by the time he is 2 there might be a problem. She said that our bodies are amazing and that when there is something wrong it uses it's energy for more important things like brain, heart and lung functions. He might have stayed at 19 inches for so long because of his last shunt not working correctly or it could just be a preemie thing. She also used his adjusted age for his weight and head circumference. He is at the 50th percentile for his weight and 25th for his head. She said he looks great. I really liked this doctor but hopefully we won't have to go see her again.

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