So, Katelynn had her 6 month check-up on Friday. We had just been there last week for a follow up on her cough and to get the results of her chest X-ray. Her doctor decided to put her on breathing treatments twice a day for 2 weeks to see if her cough and wheezing would improve. It actually seems like it may be improving just as of these last few days. YAY! Poor baby has had this cough since the week after Thanksgiving when she came down with RSV the first time. If the cough continues she wants to do a Upper GI and a Barium Swallow to rule out Acid Reflux which also causes a cough. If that comes back normal, then she will refer us to a Pulmonologist. So after knowing all of this I was hoping to have just a normal "WELL child check-up."
Everything was going just fine then she was looking in her left ear and was looking a little too long. I knew it......a ear infection.....another antibiotic. Yeah! Still not much of a big deal. So the doctor said lets look at her growth chart:
Weight: 18lb 10.5oz (90-95%)
Height: 28.5 in (off the charts)
Head: 18 (off the charts)
As you can see from these lovely legs she weighs a good bit!!
Her doctor doctor did not like how her head had grown so much and had informed me at her last regular check up that they were going to watch the growth of her head closely. At 2 mos it was 55% and at 4 mos it was 75%. Now that it is off the charts she wants to get a sonogram of her head to check the fluid around the brain. They will be trying to rule out Hydrocephalus. Because her "soft spot" has not closed the sonogram should work but if they cant see enough they will have to do a CT scan (which requires sedation....Ugh!) The doctor asked me if there was a family history of large heads hoping that she could hang her hat on that. I don't know past my kiddos what the size of everyone's heads were as babies but Tyler and Haylee's both are 50% everytime. Ryan thinks my side of the family has big heads! HA!
Please keep little Katelynn in your prayers this week. They should be calling me on Monday to set up the Sonogram and I will be sure to post a update. The doc informed me that she thinks everything is fine. She said most Hydrocephalus babies are lower in the growth chart and have trouble gaining weight. Katelynn for sure isn't struggling in that area. :) If anyone has had any experience with this I would love to hear success stories and/or prayers. Also for her cough to go away completely in the next week so she doesn't have to go through those tests. Thank you so much!!
Some things she is doing:
Rolls over (Front to back)
Rolls over (Back to front)
Rocks on hands and knees
Makes raspberry sounds
Sucks on toes :-)
She's just too "sweet"