Sorry I have been MIA. We have had a lot going on and I couldn't write about what's been going on until today. Do you remember my post about Comparing and Worrying? Well the day after I wrote that we had Liz' 8 week appointment with her pediatrician. It turned out to not be that great of an appointment and had me worrying even more. So here is the rundown:
Since she was born he has been worried that she has a really small head. She wasn't even on the positive percentages at birth. Since the first time we saw him he said that's something we have to keep an eye on. He said Joey and I both have small heads and she should be fine but we just have to watch it. Even though her head cm has grown every time we see him it was only at 5% last week. So while we were talking I had asked him about her keeping her hands in fists all the time and if that had anything to do with her reflux. He said no and continued looking at her body. I also mentioned I didn't think she was smiling enough. While he was checking her he said that her body was really tense and she wasn't as flaccid as she should be. So then he asked if we've seen any tremors in her body. I told him she does have tremors in her legs sometimes but I didn't think anything of it. Because of everything we told him and what he saw he recommended us to a pediatric neurologist. Also I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned on here but after Liz' umbilical cord fell off she had an umbilical hernia appear. Usually they disappear before an infant turns one but at this appointment our pedi thought it had gotten bigger which isn't good and also recommend we see a ped surgeon.
So as you can imagine I started freaking out that something was wrong with my little girl. We started researching her symptoms (which you should never do before you see a specialist) and it kept coming up that she could have Cerebral Palsy. I seriously cried every day for a week. I didn't write about this last week because we decided not to tell our families until we found out if something was wrong. We had her neurologist appointment yesterday and he said he thinks her tone and motor skills look great! He said he isn't worried about her head circumference either. He did order an EEG for Aug 8 to make sure that she's not having any seizures since she's been having leg tremors but he said he doesn't think so. Now we're praying that the test comes back normal.
Even though he thinks she's perfect I still am a little worried. He said he didn't think she needed an MRI but I think I would have felt better just to be on the safe side. She has her next pediatrician appointment next Saturday and we're gonna see what he says and ask if he thinks we should get one to be on the safe side. I don't think I'm gonna feel 100% better until we do. I know the neurologist knows what he's talking about and I might be over worrying but I had a bad feeling and I just want to be sure.
Next Monday she has her appointment with her pediatric surgeon to see how bad her hernia is and when/if he thinks she will need surgery.
In other news, I have a job interview today!!!!!!!!!!!! It is at Crime Stoppers in Houston. The job description is a little different than what I've done in the past and I am really excited about it. I really hope it goes well. I haven't worked in 3 months which is the longest I've gone since I was 16 and I am ready to start working again. Please pray for us and wish us luck!
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