An update blog to keep family and friends in touch with Brandt's progress during birth and treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future!"
Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!
Busy as can Be--2 Years Old!
Friday, May 25, 2012
WOW how this year has flown! Just a quick post to say Brandt made it with very good health through another flu season with no RSV...despite one scary visit to our local hospital in November of 2011 as a result of a 104 to 105 degree fever. He continues to grow and develop well -- running to keep up with his brothers and seeming to me to have MORE energy than they had at his age. But then again, maybe I'm just 9 years older:-) In March we shared his story with the American Heart Association to participate in the Heart Ball, and he was his usual social self. The one thing we'd like to see more of is talking and we are working to get him in to a developmental specialist to see if he will need speech therapy of any kind. He's very communicative, loves to sing and dance, and we know he hears and understands...just doesn't verbalize. He'll still say "mama, dada, nana, pa, mimi, wa wa, and most recently ba bee" but other than that not much progress. He's weighing in around 25 lbs and the cardiologist will schedule heart catheterization when he reaches 30 lbs, to determine the best time for his next and Lord willing, final surgery. So we continue to enjoy him and his happy-go-lucky ways--realizing that EVERY day, not just his birthday, is such a special gift from God!