Monday, July 14, 2008

What's up doc?

Emme had her "welcome home" pediatric visit today. We were there for over 2 hours and she was a real trooper. She had a developmental screening to assess her cognitive, gross and fine motor skills and they used blocks, drawing and balls, height/weight, physical exam and 2 blood draws (first time didn't work), a PPD and 4 vaccinations. The latter didn't thrill me but the doctor was reasonable, gave me info to digest and the particular combos were not as threatening as the MMR would be with added multiple injections. We left some poop, urine and go back Wednesday for her PPD reading, more poop delivery and will get our daycare forms. She loved the NP and followed her (topless) from the exam room to her office where she was prepping needles and such. It wasn't until they came at her with the papoose, strapped her in and stabbed her multiple times that she screamed BUT when it was over she was fine. She had a power nap in the car and I ran into TRU (hate them) and bought her a leap frog trike for being such a brave little girl. The doctor says she is a perfectly healthy little girl and doesn't even need to see the neurologist at this time. Her SN doesn't really exist as far as we can tell. I did ask him to document her large mongolian spot and I was right in that she has a small umbilical hernia. The doctor in China looked at me like I was nuts when I asked but I knew it. It will close on its own in time. She had some hard ear wax in the ear she has been tugging at so a few pieces were removed. She also cut a molar this week and there will be more to follow. I was so proud of her for being such a big girl. She is 33.5 inches and 25.5 pounds. We need to see a pediatric dentist and opthalmologist and audiology exam which is recommended for IA children especially at this age.

6 comments:

Debby said...

Yea!! Great news & progress. Did the Dr tell you that there is a difference between Asian ear wax & others? My girls have that really hard stuff too. If you think she's getting blocked up in her ears, a few drops of mineral oil work GREAT....just BTDT.....

Debby

kris said...

SO glad to hear it... was going to call but didn't want to bug. Way to go Emme :) Score on the trike!

John & Michelle said...

Your little Emme sounds like a real trooper!So glad to hear that everything is going well for you both! God is so Good!!!
Michelle

Cavatica said...

Yay!

Crystal said...

congrats that the Dr. visit went better than the one in China...
Ours did too..
Take care!
Crystal :)

Betty Palme said...

Not about the current post, but I thought you might find the following blog about sleep issues interesting/helpful:
http://ellensgrind.blogspot.com/2006/10/sleep-suggestions.html

A reader of China adoption blogs,
Betty
bettypalme@fuse.net