The Continuing Adventures of SuperPreemie

Bonus Checkup!

Posted on: April 5, 2007

Since we’d had some concerns about Shoshanna’s gross motor development, we made an appointment for an extra well-child visit at 2 1/2. So this morning we all trooped off to the doctor’s office. Conveniently, last time we were at the library, Shoshanna picked up Corduroy Goes to the Doctor and we’ve read it almost daily. On top of that, she knows that “Doctor listen my ears. All better. I get a sticker!” So there was no drama. She got kinda mad when we undressed her, mostly because it was cold. Anyway, the vital stats are 28.5 pounds (just under 50th percentile) and 34 1/2 inches (just under 25th percentile). She’s still tracking the same curve she’s tracked since she came home from the hospital, so everybody’s pleased. Dr. Schenk told us the percentiles and I said, “That’s right where she’s been,” to which the response was, “And she probably will stay there.” So that’s all good.

We talked about her motor skills and continued slight weakness on her left side. She was more than happy to demonstrate her jumping skills for Dr. S. He said that the weakness will probably continue to diminish/even out until it’s not at all noticeable. He asked about PT and we told him that she’d been discharged from early intervention PT almost a year ago (it was last June).

As far as her ears go, she’s got some fluid in them but they’re not inflamed, so that’s good. Other comments from the doctor included, “Her verbal skills are excellent” (she was being pretty quiet, actually) and “She’s clearly intelligent.” And then when we were done and he was walking out, she said “thank you doctor!”

Painfully cute, really.

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