Thursday, September 30, 2010
Pediatric Visit/Seth Surgery
Well Brandt endured another round of immunizations this week. Weight was 11lb 10oz @ the pediatrician's, but he'd had a rough day of projectiles right before, and is still tracking consistently, so his doctor was fine with that. We also discussed the options for physical therapy, and while he can see some of the muscle tone issues the doctor in Charleston pointed out, he feels it's normal lag for what he's been through. We're going to hold off on any more (PT) appointments for a couple months and see how he's doing by his 6-mos check. They were not able to give him the vaccine for RSV as I thought they had said they could, but hopefully we can get that scheduled with his next cardiologist appointment since that's yet another medical office we'll have to visit once a month throughout the winter/flu months.
Seth was scheduled to have a skin and gum graft completed today on top of everything else going on right now. He had a tooth with an exposed root that had already begun some bone erosion. The doctor was going to at least clip the frenulum so the gum would not pull away any further. He was not sure how Seth would do for him to take the gum from the roof of his mouth and graft it at this age, since he's too young for general anesthesia. But he did want to prevent any further bone erosion and it had to be done before he could get braces, in any case, so I was thrilled that Seth did AMAZING to sit still and quietly enough for them to finish the whole procedure. Now we'll have the fun job of keeping him quiet for two more weeks, ha! Those of you who know Seth realize that his name is an antonym of quiet:-) But he's definitely growing up, and I was thankful to be able to watch the procedure and better understand what the doctor was trying to accomplish. I never thought I had the stomach for this kind of stuff, but love for your child can really be a great motivator...we have certainly seen that more than once this year!