Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Lots going on
First off, here are some pictures of Ian after having the NAM in for a week. (Taken Sunday.) I plan on taking pictures week by week to see how his mouth changes. Even after 7 days there is a big difference. Secondly, his appointments at Scottish Rite went well. We first saw Dr. Granger, who made his normal weekly adjustments. He told us we should find out the new surgery date sometime this week, which will probably be in early April. Then we went to see Dr. Sipp, the ENT. They did a hearing test to determine whether or not Ian would need tubes. Ian failed the hearing test, most likely because he had fluid in both ears. To pass the test, he needed to get 4 out of the 6. Ian was able to get 3 in both ears. This is very common in babies with cleft palates. Since his ears are not infected, there is nothing we can do until surgery time. He will have tubes put in during his lip repair surgery. It is likely that Ian will have two sets of tubes, the second to be put in in about 2 years. He weighed 13.6 pounds at the ENT with everything on. Lastly, Ian got a new chair, which he loves! He's been trying so hard to sit up on his own for weeks now. We finally decided he could handle one of those Bumbo seats since he has better control of his head. It's adorable to see him sitting up! Not too much longer until the little guy is up on his own.