Doctors & Appointments & Vaccines, Oh My!


Turning One has meant a ton of appointments for Mr. Chazz.

-His Well-Child Checkup.
You know, the usual stuff and the next round of shots.

-An eye exam. Keeping tabs on his Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.

-Blood work. Checking his blood and his growth hormone levels (cause he’s my little peanut.)

We’ve been a little busy with appointments, ya? All in all, the Kiddo is doing good. At his one year checkup, Chazz weighed 18 lbs and is about 28 inches long. That puts him in the 1 percentile for weight, and the 7th percentile for height.

I’ve been running around behind this kid with a spoon for the past three months trying to fatten him up for this thing and he still dropped 2%. What the…. I’m about due to develope a nervous complex about his eating.

Anyway, he also had to get a round of vaccinations X 3. Which made for a very grumpy dude. And while we were there, the took blood for some tests too. Other than being a little dehydrated from sickness, the first test is fine.

The results from the growth hormone tests won’t be back for a few days, but I’ll keep you posted. I’m crossing my fingers it comes back normal. :-/

His eye appointment went pretty smoothly. The first time, he wasn’t very cooprative. But this time we were able to find out more about his vision. The ONH heavily effects his periferal vision in his left eye. Chazz’s right eye seems to have fair to normal vision. I only he would sit still! But he is able to track and spot things from across the room, across the house even. So I *try* not to fret about it. Like his optholmologist said, he won’t be a pilot, but he’ll be just fine!

Glasses and/or contacts are definatly in his future, as are regular check ups on his Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. I’m still so thankful (Halleluia!) that all of the brain defects associated with ONH arn’t. Hopefully, the growth hormone levels won’t be a problem either.

We’ll know a lot more about his vision as he gets older. Unfortunatly, we have to wait until he is either old enough to cooperate or old enough to tell us. sigh. I hate waiting!

Chazz was one tough dude through all of these appointments. (I’m usually a wreck with these sorts of things.) I think he looked checking out all of the new toys and people. It doesn’t take long for him to have all eyes in the waiting room on him, captivated, and waiting for his next giggle. Such a schmooze!


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