It was a very interesting appointment. Linden was checked out by four different neurologists. Between them, they found his reflexes. None of them could get them all, but they each got some. When we first got there all the neurologists and their little resident guys came in. They said it was an interesting case and they wanted their students to see it. Now, this is one of those times where you want to ask them to define "interesting." Basically what they said is that he has good nerve conductivity, which is really good, but that he's just very immature. So they said he's still considered in the relm of normal, just kind of the outside area really close to the line. I guess it was just really interesting to them that he's three months old and so immature still, but has good tone and with the structural airway abnormalities, we were just a rare experience for the residents. So we got examined several times. So now we wait and see if he matures. If he does, we don't have to worry about anything. If he doesn't and starts missing milestones then we go back and they do more testing. So we're proceeding with the surgery as planned, and we'll see what happens after it. Then we wait and watch, and hope we mature. So it was good, I think. I just hope he matures fast so I don't have to worry about the blasted milestones.
I'm glad everything went well. I hope he hits all of his milestones and on time!
I completely relate to being the star attraction for all of the residence. From week 25 on I had a resident in every office visit. They all needed to see a baby with Spina Bifida in utero. Of course, I had the option of saying no but I wanted them to learn what they could from our situation. Even during my C-Section there were residents and now that I think about it... residents were brought to the NICU to see dd. Talk about feeling like a freek show. But as I said before, I wanted them to learn what they needed to from us.