Friday, December 5, 2008

Another Good Appointment

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.

4 comments:

mary said...

Amanda!!! That is such wonderful news! What a little fighter he is! Oh, it makes my heart smile!
We are coming down to Lufkin for the holidays and are staying a few weeks, looking forward to seeing you guys! XOXOOXOXOX

sockiepuppetsmom said...

That is awesome news! Such wonderful blessings!

Fancy Abby said...

I am so happy to hear that Ethan is doing so well. We have finally made it back to the good old 15. We now have to work on eating again. I hope to be able to get the kiddos together once we are out,I can't wait to see them interact with each other. Hope everyone is doing well, we miss having people like yall here to talk with.

brossettelewis said...

I'm so happy for you Amanda. He sounds like he's doing great.