Day of Doctor Visits

September 23, 2011 at 2:08 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

With a new age comes new appointments. The phrase “call me crazy” applies here. I must be a crazy person to schedule 2 appointments in a row at the end of September–a very busy work month for me. To put the icing on the cake, the serve engine light is on in my car–again. I think this is the 4th time my car has been in the shop since I got home.

Our morning started by dropping my car off at the shop at 9 am. From there we went to the hospital where appointment #1 was. It made no sense to go home. We pulled into the parking garage and Kayvan’s favorite attendant was working. He smiled a huge smile, put his hands together and bowed at us. Kayvan and I giggled. One nice dude that man is. He and Kayvan exchanged many “hellos” while I was in the hospital. We visited with our HRP family first since we had an hour before our appointment at the NICU follow along clinic.

All of the HRP gals oohed and aahed over cutie Kamran. Everyone commented on his huge cheeks and if course made the obligatory “he’s so cute, adorable, etc.” comments. He IS all of that. Kamran was, of course, a total ham. A little sleepy but that didn’t keep him from grinning at all of the ladies. Kayvan and I shared all of the hugs we possibly could, showed our boy of proudly and headed down to the testing center where we were told two of our doctors were for the day.

Dr. N came out to visit first. I’m pretty sure she didn’t remember me…or us for that matter. She was the doctor on call the day the “poo hit the fan” and I was transferred out of my old hospital and doctor’s care and into hers–in labor at 23 weeks. She is a very quiet, observant woman who can certainly remain calm under pressure. I mentioned that we would love to see Dr. A too if she was free. She was. I love Dr. A for her no BS and at times no filter ways. She peeked around the corner a bit apprehensive then shouted to everyone who could hear, “OH MY GOD, Jamie!!! Of course I remember them!!!” they both came back out and a med student tagged along as did one if my HRP nurse buds who is gonna be a momma herself soon! We chatted for a while, heard how cute Kam is and how great I look (thank you breastfeeding). Then Kayvan and I got out of there before they started charging us.

We stumbled around the hospital to find the follow along clinic, waited for a bit, fed the kid then moseyed on in for his 6 month assessment. The appointment was fun for Kam. Jill his OT from the NICU was on duty. First we started with Kam sitting in my lap and Jill across the table. To him it was just play time. There were 2 others in the room in addition to me and Kayvan. They checked things like does he recognize toys, how to get them, how he grabs them, what he does with them once he gets them (banging, dropping, pass hand to hand, etc.). Then we moved to the floor where they put him on his back to see what he would do. Then they added toys to the mix to see if he tried to get them and how. Kam is rolling very well both ways so they were happy about that. They also checked his abdominal strength and put him in the sitting position. Jan sat the longest he has ever sat unsupported. Jill said it won’t be long before he sirs unassisted.

The overall report is that Kamran is developing on track for his adjusted age. We got a few suggestions like stretch his thumbs (he keeps his right thumb tucked) and keep him away from tv.

Kam’s 6 mi appointment went well. I mentioned the rash he keeps getting after shots so we just did one vaccine for now and will go back for the other in 6 weeks. We talked about solid food and showed the dr what Kamran can so. He was very impressed with Kamran’s growth since august 7th. Put boy has gained 3 lbs!!! 17 inch head circumference, 25.1/4 inch length and 16 lbs 5 oz weight. That is 30th, 10th and 25th percentiles respectively. Kamran is the size of an average baby his age!!!

Our boy is doing so well!!


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