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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another Day, Another Doctor

Ok, this is just getting out of hand.

I've mentioned a few times we see quite a few specialists. Poor little Jack has a variety of issues, and some we still think are unknown.

So because 5 specialists (pulmonologist, GI, allergist, dermatologist, and urologist...although the allergist, dermatologist and urologist aren't preemie related issues) wasn't enough, let's throw 2 more into the ring shall we?

The basics. Jack still isn't growing. He's developing, but not at the pace he should. Something is going on. We just don't know what. Who doesn't love a good mystery? This mom. Thanks.

So our doctor now wants us to see a neurologist and a developmentalist. Jack also had about a gallon of blood drained out of him yesterday for lab work. We're hoping this will lead to some answers, or at least give us some base line information so we can track his progress over the next few years. We've been discussing the possibility of these doctors for some time, but everyone said to wait and we wouldn't really know anything until he was 2. The problems are there though. It's hard to ignore them. And eventually, I convinced everyone that rather than wait until he's 2, why don't we just figure things out now since we already know there's something wrong? Waiting is no fun.

So we'll see these doctors over the next few months. We'll continue with occupational therapy, possibly add some physical therapy in the mix, and hope for the best. Fingers crossed.

I still think this littleguy is perfect, but I'm a bit biased ;)

1 comment:

  1. Oh poor little guy :( And poor Mommy. I hope you guys get some good answers and can move forward and past all this soon! he IS still perfect!