Monday was Ethan's one month follow-up appointment. His chest x-ray was clear! Lasix is doing its job too well, so we only have to take that med once a day now instead of twice. Dr. Altman said that next appointment we will most likely take him off of Lasix completely and then that will leave us room to adjust his enalapril if needed. He will be on amoxicillin until he is five because of his aspleenia...and baby aspirin for life...
The best news of all is that we don't have a cardiology appointment until March 2nd!!! We have never gone more than four weeks without a scheduled appointment and so we are so excited that Ethan is doing well enough to go that long without his cardiologist getting nervous.
We also hit a milestone of sorts this week. Ethan is now six weeks post-op. This means that we can have tummy time again! We can also pick him up by scooping him under his arms instead of one hand under his back and another under his bottom. He loved playing on his tummy yesterday and is so strong! His head popped right up and he is reaching for toys so much better. He really is our little miracle man!
On Wednesday he had his four month shots. I know...they are late, but we had to wait until six weeks post-op for immunizations...he weighs 13 lbs 12 oz!!! He is on a normal growth curve...something that we were told not to expect. He is 75 percentile in his length, 25th in his weight, and 50th for his head circumference...the blessings just keep coming.