Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hooray for Good News!

I took Charlotte to see doctors yesterday and today.  Thankfully we got good news all the way around!

Yesterday we went to Charlotte’s pediatrician for a growth check.  Because the doctor was worried about her lack of growth at her 15-month check-up, she did not want to wait until the 18-month appointment to see her again.  Here are Charlotte’s stats from yesterday’s appointment:

Weight – 22 pounds, 4 ounces – 28th percentile
Height – 30.25 inches – 25th percentile

Dr. Altman would like Charlotte to be back closer to the 50th percentile (where she was at her 12 month appointment), but is very happy about the progress Charlotte has made.

Today we traveled down to Norfolk to CHKD.  We started off in radiology for Charlotte to get an ultrasound.

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We didn’t have to spend too much time in the waiting room before we were called back.  Charlotte HATED the ultrasound.  Thank goodness it didn’t take too terribly long.

After the ultrasound, we headed upstairs to the kidney center to meet with Charlotte’s nephrologist.  Charlotte had fun playing in the waiting room, and we were called to the back fairly quickly.  She got a bag put on her to catch a urine sample, and then we were left to wait.  And wait.  And wait. 

Charlotte decided to try to get everyone’s attention.

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No one paid attention to her knocks.  I’m sure they would have if they would have seen the cuteness on our side of the door!

She soon grew bored with the toys and books.  There were a couple of kids books in the room, but Charlotte’s favorite was a book of postcards from the National Zoo. 

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It was almost lunch time by the time Dr. Restaino came in to talk to us, but it didn’t take her too long to give us the good news.  Charlotte’s kidneys are growing normally.  She will need another ultrasound in six months, and will stay on her prophylactic antibiotic at least until then.  Our hopes are that we won’t have ANY reason to visit the children’s hospital before then!

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