Wednesday, May 13, 2009
May 13th, 2009
Today we received the results of Carver's Sleep Study. He has severe obstructive sleep apnea. They want to remove his tonsils and adenoids right away. I have a consultation with the ENT next Wednesday. So, I'm guessing that we're going to have to push his CI to next month. I don't think that it's a good idea to do 2 big surgeries back-to-back. I'm going to talk to each of the doctors to get their opinions. On top of this, I really need to be going back to MI for more eye surgery. Carver's cataract is getting worse on his left eye and he will need to have the lens removed. I'm a little overwhelmed with the thought of 3 different surgeries for one child. All of the surgeries need done ASAP, soooooo which comes first and how far apart do they need to be??
Kinnick has started letting loose and taking steps on her own. She's now taking 4-5 steps without help. I think she'll be walking within another month.
Kinnick and Carver had their 2 year old check-ups yesterday. They are both growing at their own pace. They're in the lowest of percentiles, but on the charts.
20 lbs <1%
30 7/8 in tall 1%
44 3/4 cm head <3%
21.4 lbs <1%
31 1/2 in tall 1%
45 cm head <3%
Kinnick and Carver have officially outgrown their infant car seats. Due to their special needs, an organization (Kansas Safe Kids) is providing new car seats for Kinnick and Carver. We should get them next week. They are Britax Boulevard car seats - a very reputable car seat that should allow them to continue to sit rear facing until Carver is able to sit without help and Kinnick is able to get a little more upper body strength. These car seats also recline so that Carver's head doesn't flop down or over. He'll be able to ride similar to the way he rides in his infant car seat. This is a very generous donation - if purchased, they cost around $310.00 per seat. This helps us tremendously with the current economy and the effects the economy has had on our income. We feel very blessed.