Saturday, May 9, 2009

Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic

Yesterday Crew had his big neonatal follow-up clinic appointment. It only took 2 hours, which was less than we planned on. After he was weighed and measured by the nurse (9 pounds, 10 ounces) he saw a pediatrician, a nutritionist, and a physical therapist. They had some of his medical records and I filled them in on the particulars and details.

He missed out on his morning nap but managed to stay very happy for the duration (to my relief). He was flirty and smiley and peed all over the pediatrician when she grabbed his junk. Everyone was very pleased with his progress and each one of them appeared quite shocked with how well he is doing, considering the life he led for his first three months. They all seemed to concur that he's doing miraculously well, considering all that he has been through. But hey, I happen to believe in miracles, so there you go.

We may go back in a month or two to see a neurologist; otherwise we'll see them again when Crew is about 9 months adjusted (November). I really liked the staff. It reminded me of the NICU team at UVRMC... only warmer and fuzzier, if you can even imagine. I almost expected a round of warm embraces before I came home.

So, little Crew continues to make progress. He's still very tiny and may never catch up (though I think he may be bigger than Kinley was at 3 months old). He is growing very very extremely well now that he is growing at all, so we'll just have to see what happens down the line. For now, he remains very firmly and consistently in the 3% range for height and weight of normal 3-monthers.

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