Thursday, August 27, 2009

4 month stats :)

He's a big boy! He's 16 pounds 6 ounces, and 24 inches long! The pediatrician pulled up the report from the radiologist from his MRI a couple of weeks ago and it said that Joey has an underdeveloped Corpus Callosum. It didn't say anything about the Septum Pellucidum, but she said the neurologist would have to look at it and see if there's an issue there. But all in all he's in great shape! A very healthy boy. And we don't have ANY doctor visits schedules AT ALL during September! YAY! I can relax for a bit :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just so happy :)

Joey is doing SO well! He is kicking butt at his PT. After only three sessions, he is holding his head up SO much better and not letting it droop when you pull him up from laying down. I haven't gotten the results from his MRI last week though. I have a feeling that they aren't going to call me... they never did after his CT so I will probably just end up going down and getting my own copy of both of them. I really want to know what his brain looks like now after having his shunt. I hope I hear something soon.

I leave you with a pic of my happy little guy :) Sorry it's a bit blurry, it was taken on my phone. But I love it so much I just had to share!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Joey had an appointment with a neurologist for the first time today. I'm really glad we went, because I found out that Joey has a thinned or absent septum pellucidum (I think that's how its spelled) and possibly a thinned corpus callosum (?) which could be the cause for his eye issues. I wish someone would have told me that a lot sooner, it would have saved me a lot of worry. But at least now we know. It's very hard to know what's going to happen at this point since he is still so young. But at least we have a better idea of what's going on. He has another MRI on Friday. It will be interesting to see how his brain looks now that he has a shunt (his first one was done before he had his shunt placed).

Monday, August 10, 2009

Much improved!

Joey had more PT today, and she was amazed at his improvement in only a week! He went from not wanting to hold his head up at all during tummy time to doing it automatically! He can only hold it up for a few seconds before he gets tired, but the fact that he's doing it now is amazing! He's getting so strong. I'm so proud of my little guy!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Joey had his first PT session today. He did really well! His therapist was really impressed with his head control. He does a really good job holding it steady when he is sitting upright but he can't pull it up when he does tummy time or if it falls forward. But he's well on his way to being able to do that. She's more concerned about his eyes and his tracking. But we are going to work on that until he has his follow up at the new eye doc, hopefully he will be better by then. But everything else is going really well!