Thursday, August 23, 2012

10 months and a shunt check

Chase turned 10 months on the 19th.

We're offically in double digits. Nothing really has changed. He's still the same height and weight. He's still "army crawling" backwards and still prefers to roll.

We've recently started more solid foods. He didn't do so well at first, but the more we try, the better he does.

He likes to stand and he bears weight well, but he's not really pulling himself up on his own.

He's sitting up longer too!

On the 21st we got to see Dr. Bowman. His ventricles remain unchanged from his last visit in May and his pressure will stay at 2.5. She is please with how he is developing and states that he will develop at his own place.

We don't need to go back to see her until November and we won't have to have a repeate MRI of his ventricles! Overall it was a great appointment.

He will however be getting a MRI of his spine and brain before the end of the year.

Chase is also geting a stronger lens for his glasses as his perscription has changed.

Coming up:

Orchiopexy/hernia repair post op

MRI of spine/brain

Someones birthday? :(

12 month check up

Appointment with Dr Bowman (neuro), Dr Yerkes (Uro), and Dr Swaroop (Ortho) along with a muscle test, a kidney ultrasound and possibly another Video CMG.

Until next time

Monday, August 6, 2012

Surgery update

Chase's surgery went well. He ended up having a large inguinal hernia and the sac was filled with CSF from the drainage of his shunt. I've read it's common for VP Shunt patients to get inguinal hernias like this.

He only needed Tylenol with Codeine after surgery and Thursday night. Thursday during the day, regular Tylenol worked well and Friday he only had one dose.

We stayed low key all week, jammie days filled with Finding Nemo, Octonauts, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and other various shows on Disney Jr.

Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts.

Till next time.