Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Road Trip and Progress

A pit stop on our road trip.

We took a road trip to Kerrville to visit my parents for Labor Day weekend! Austin’s Nana and Papa were so excited to see him (and us!) He’s spoiled beyond belief when his Nana is around. It was so nice to see my parents, even if it was for a short time. They will be here next month for Austin’s surgery to correct his Hypospadias, so we’ll see them soon.

Austin and his Papa.

Austin had his Nuclear Medicine Renal Scan with Lasix this morning at Medical City Children’s Hospital. This was our first experience at Medical City Children’s and they were amazing! Austin did really well, considering the circumstances. The worst part was the fact that Austin couldn’t eat anything after 3:30 A.M, so he was starving! Check in was at 8:00 and the procedure itself wasn’t until 9:30. They started the IV at 8:30. As you can imagine, he wasn’t too happy. He was exhausted from crying and fell asleep until they came to transfer him to the Radiology room. They let me stay in the room until he fell asleep with the mask on his face. The procedure took a little over an hour and then he was sent to recovery We were able to go home about an hour after the procedure ended. We’ll find out the results on Monday when we meet with Dr. Q. If there’s an obstruction(which is what the doctor suspects), it will need to be repaired via surgery. According to the Pediatric Nephrology doctor, the kidney issues are NOT related to Down syndrome.

Right after they put the IV in. His tears broke Mommy's heart.

The IV and his tiny foot.

I wrote about Austin “not using his arms” a few weeks ago. It appears that the exercises are really working because he’s really starting to use those arms! He’s using his hands to grab everything that’s in his sight. This should come as no surprise, because he typically starts doing things out of nowhere…when I least expect him to. He grabbed his bowl of baby food and tried to throw it on the ground earlier today. I was so used to him not putting his arms on tray of his highchair, it was never an issue. I moved the bowl and he tired to do it again…and again…and again! Ryan and I were so excited to see him do this, although we know we’ll have to be more careful of where we put the bowl. Obviously, we won’t be too excited about him throwing his bowl of baby food on the floor on a regular basis. ;-)

I feel like I had so much to write about and suddenly lack of sleep is taking over…I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend!

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