October 22, 2008

Appointments Gallore

We have had a few too many appointmnets this month. Thankfully it is drawing to a close and we only have one so far next month. Just in time for the holiday season. I need to back track a little to update you.

Pediatrician: 20 lbs and 4 ounces and 28 inches long. She is growing well and seems to be on track with language and fine motor development. We were thankful for a good report after her recent hospitalization.

Urologist: We had 2 appointments. The first at the hospital for an ultrasound. They looked at Whitney's kidneys, both front and back, and her bladder. The second appointment was this past Friday where we saw the doctor and were given the results of the ultrasound. Her kidneys are healthy and it appears that no damage was done during this last bladder infection. Her kidneys are growing at an appropriate rate. We are very thankful for this report. She will have many urinary track infections to come but in six months we can start a special yogurt formula and a cranberry supplement to try to control this.

Plastic surgeon: He checked the scar on her back and thought all looked well. The cast had caused her skin to break down along her scar but it has healed up nicely. We do not need to see him until next year! This is great news. I am daring to hope that the appointments are starting to become fewer and fewer between.

Next week we meet with our neurosurgeon and he will check her shunt. I hope he will go over the MRI we had while we were in the hospital. I am curious to hear more information. The first week of November we find out how Whitney's hip is doing through x ray. Please continue to pray that the brace is able to hold her hip in place and that the hip continues to form correctly.

1 comment:

Laura Wiese said...

Wow that is alot of appointments! Sounds like you got good results :) Praise the Lord! Praying you hear good results about her hip. Thanks for the update, as always, praying for the Nelson family~

Love,
Laura