Wednesday, September 30, 2009

7 Months Adjusted

Nicholas is now 7 months adjusted, well he was on Sept. 25 but I didn't post. This week he had a check up with the neurosurgeon. That is the easiest doctor to go to for a check up. They just measure and feel around his head and ask us questions that would signal a shunt problem. His shunt is fine and he will go back in 3 months for another check up.

He had PT the same day as his doctor appointment so it didn't go too well. He didn't get his morning nap so he was tired and not wanting to work. His therapist still sees improvement each week. We can really tell a difference too. If he is awake and laying down he will move his head all around or leave it mid line. He used to turn it to the right all the time if he was awake or asleep. It is still turned to the right when he is sleeping but that is ok. He has also started to roll both left and right. He was only going to the right but now he does PT on his own and rolls from side to side.

His early interventionist is still looking for an occupational therapist for him. OT works on fine motor skills while PT works on gross motor skills. OT will help him with grabbing and holding objects. It will also help him use both hands equally. He favors his right hand and arm right now. He has no problem moving his left arm but he doesn't use it nearly as much as the right. He also turns it outward when he brings it to his face so his palm is facing out. We encourage him to use it and we turn it the other direction. He will put it in his mouth and use his right hand to hold it in place.

I scheduled our flu shots. We couldn't get in until Oct. 24. Nicholas will get the shot and I'm going to get the nasal mist since I'm a chicken when it comes to needles. Mark can get a flu shot free from work so he will do that.

Next week we have the CT scan to look for the cochlear nerve to make sure he can get an implant.

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