October 17, 2008

Check-up

We made it to Boston, found our luggage and headed to the doctor's office. I was really excited because we were going to meet a few of the amazing moms that have been such a huge help in our journey with Bauer. Their kids were having their check-ups the same day. We met with the dental team, speech, and Dr. Mulliken, Bauer's surgeon. All had good things say and shared suggestions to help with Bauer's progression.

The dental team said his top 2 teeth are slanted back a little bit, which we knew, and that some of the other teeth will need to be watched. They said the tooth alignment isn't great so there is a little abrasion between the top and bottom. But it didn't seem to be a massive issue at this time.
All the other teeth are coming in at a good rate too. Wonderful news.

Speech team decided since we were in a speech program down here there wasn't any need for services there. Great!

Finally we met with Dr. Mulliken. It is a pure joy to see him and his nurse Dotty. They are just wonderful people and God has gifted them so mightily. It's amazing to think that he had helped every child in that office that day with some of the most intense, complex surgeries. What a blessing to all of us.

He said Bauer's lip and palate looked great. No fistulas!! (holes in the palate) He said the palate looked long too. That's a good thing.
He did ask us to keep using the sunscreen and mederma on the scar as it was still a little red. He wants us to keep massaging as well. What a great report. You just hope and pray that whole first year that you are doing everything right and that you won't hear at his first big check-up, "Oh gosh, what have you been doing????"
So praise God we got really great news. Such a smooth and quick appt. And the best part is we don't have to go back for an entire YEAR!!!! Music to my ears.

In between doctors we were able to visit with the other moms. These ladies have been an unbelievable encouragement and help for us. It was such a treat to finally get to chat a little face to face. Jen and Josh Ford were with their little girl Sydney and Terri Cote had her little boy Jaron with her. Here are some pics.




What a great day!!
"'Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever." Psalm 118:29

1 comment:

The Ski's said...

I am so glad you got a good report. Wonderful news!!! It's encouraging to hear how well Bauer is doing! We only pray that Reid can follow in his little footsteps! : ) Take care!

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