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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Brief History

Cooper was born 4 weeks early. Before that, I went into pre-term labor at 31 weeks. It is thought that after 31 weeks, Cooper's growth slowed down significantly. When he was born, he looked a little funny. He was very swollen from being in the birth canal for so long, he wasn't breathing well, and they thought they detected a heart murmur (thank God they were wrong about that one). He spent 11 days in the NICU. Since then, we have seen a plethora of doctors.
He has seen:
Audiology (he has hearing issues)
ENT (laryngomalacia)
Ophthalmology (his eyes turn in like his mama's did)
Physical Therapy (he has too much tone in his upper legs)
Radiology (he has had a swallow study and 3 chest x-rays)
Genetics (too complicated to explain here)

He has also been to the ER, had ENT surgery, been in the PICU (Pediatric ICU), and been admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. Today, even though he got a great report, we are going to have to see a pulmonologist (to make sure he doesn't have chronic lung issues) and a cranial/ facial specialist (the back of his head is getting a little flat because he is not rolling or sitting up yet). Boo!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

I am so glad you are back to blogging! We REALLY missed you!!! Can't wait to continue to watch Cooper grow!