As I promised you earlier this week, I have quite the Family Friday story for you. This past Tuesday we headed to the Down Syndrome Clinic in St Louis, MO in order for Lion to have his one year check up. These visits are always long ones because the Down Syndrome Clinic coordinates all of our appointments into one day so that we don’t have to travel as much, which is nice.
This particular visit was going to be a check up with Lion’s geneticist, a behavioral hearing test and a check up with an ENT. And then Daddy Head decided that we would go to a St. Louis Cardinal’s game for good measure. This would be fun to have a little outing, just the three of us. Bear stayed back with Grammy Head.
Our first appointment was at 10am, so we left the house at 7am. We had a little car trouble, so we ended up having to take Grampy Head’s car. This made the trip even more enjoyable. Thanks Dad!
We thought we might be late, but ended up showing up 30 min early. After waiting in the waiting room for an hour, we finally proceeded back. Lion weighed in at 22 lbs 10 ounces and was 28 inches long! Doing very well, Dr. Grange said. We asked about his heat rash and the shape of his head. She said that his head looked great, so the scare we had at the last appointment over a helmet was now gone! Lion did well, even though he peed on the doctor!
We went out to our car and ate our lunch that I packed. I nursed Lion and put him down for a nap while we were out there. Little did I know that this would be a problem for his behavioral hearing test. Let’s just say that we will be repeating that test at a later date due to screaming and fear
Lion had a lot of wax in his ears, so the ENT had to clean them out. They found a little fluid in there, so we have to go back in 2 months to see if that is gone. If not, we will talk about putting tubes in his ears since we dont want to risk hearing loss. As of now, Lion’s hearing is perfect and his speech is right on track. That is what we want to keep.
After we finished at the hospital, I got to do a little shopping at a mall and then we ate at the Whole Foods Market. Next came the game!
The game was fun and we won 8 to 1! Lion had a blast, and fell asleep at the end.
Our day in St Louis was great! And we don’t have to go back to the Down Syndrome Clinic for another year! Hard to believe that my baby boy is getting so big!
What fun adventures have you been on with your family lately?