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Six Year Well Check

The girlies had their (belated) six year well visit this week. It was a very, very long day. We had painting class at the library RIGHT after school. A super fast dinner and off to the pediatrician. So I set myself up for a rough visit. 


We started with Abs (which I never like to do). And she was a mess. Tonsils were enlarged, fluid in both ears, nasal passage was narrowed AND the doc detected what she thinks is fluid behind her left eye. An obvious cause for concern. (I'll come back to this one.) She jumped to the 19th percentile for height and is still not on the charts for weight (still just 38 pounds at 6 years 3 months). 


Then it was Grace's turn. She had already spent Abby's turn jumping, yelling, announcing her boredom over and over and over again. I was seriously ready to hit her. The first question the doc asks is "so, how is she managing the ADHD?" Thankfully she then smiled and nodded as if she already knew. I explained how it was a rough summer and the meltdowns and lack of impulse control was much worse than a few months back. I did manage to hold back the tears. We talked about some planning and details of managing the symptoms and I'm guessing we will be back to talk more about this after conferences. Otherwise she looked good. 



Now back to this one. Abby was born with hydrocephalus so fluid has always been present. It *seems* that there might be an increase in fluid. So the doc instructed me to get her to neuro and ophtho ASAP. Since the appointment on Tuesday I have been on the phone NON-STOP! I have secured appointments for both but not until October. SO it looks like the pedi will order the sedated MRI and have the results sent to neuro-genetics and he will read them. This way we can be sure nothing emergent needs to be done before we can get her to neuro. 

Sigh. Always something. I'll keep y'all posted. 

2 comments:

Plant Girl 5:16 PM  

I think you need a medal. And a beer. A big one. (In both cases.)

But seriously. Appts with all of the kids are tough enough, especially when you'd like to throttle one because they are off the wall crazy. Then add concerns like the fluid and I give you major kudos for not crying. I would have sobbed all the way home (which I did yesterday, after our appt with Traci, because my kids were monsters and my husband is well, my husband).

Keep on rocking it, supermom. You are amazing.

Love you to death. Wish I could give you a hug.

Kristen 2:09 PM  

M - Thanks for being you and supporting me. I need it. If you stop being there to answer my every crazy text I might sob... all day. ;D

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