First of all, let me tell you how much I LOVE this StoryPeople print:
I realized yesterday that I never did an update post-physical therapy. I took M.D. to phsyical therapy last week for his flat-headedness (probably not a real word). It has improved, however, the doctor wanted us to explore all options JUST IN CASE. We were cool with that idea. M.D. and I headed to the PT office and met with a therapist there. She was nice...we were her last appointment of the day so I could tell she was ready to head out and we were keeping her there. Dumb. Anyways, she did a bunch of tests with M.D. He did great...because they all involved tracking toys with his eyes. He's a pro at that. Basically the end results was that absolutely nothing is wrong with him. Sure, she admitted, he has flatness on his head. But there is nothing physically wrong with him that PT would correct. No need to come back, she said. Awesome!
Next up is the big guns. The ultimate doctor. Who, I've heard through the grapevine, is kind of a prick. He has reason to be, I suppose. He's only the most highly recognized Craneo-Facial Plastic Surgerons in the state...possibly country...he's a big deal. And apparently knows it. Which is cool because if I have to take my son to a PLASTIC SURGEON as a 6 month old he better be the best damn plastic surgeon on the planet. And he is....so that worked out well.
We head down to see him on Tuesday and I'm starting to get a little nervous. I'm not so much nervous for M.D. getting a helment (if he needs one). Sure, it's not ideal. I hate the stigma attached to the baby-in-helmet at the grocery store/department store/park/etc. That would be annoying. At this point it's more the fear of the unknown. What is this doctor going to say? Obviously, if he says M.D. needs a helmet then we are getting him a helment...no questions asked. He is the "best" after all. I guess we will find out!
I did my own research, as I always do, on flat spots, helmets, etc. I found a lot of mixed info, which was really not all that helpful. Depending on who you ask it's either, Helmets are the best! OR Helmets don't even help! Great...thanks for making that crystal clear. Nevermind the fact that we don't even know if he needs a helmet yet. The biggest thing I noticed was that all of the kids who were getting helmets had much worse circumstances thatn M.D. They had flatness on one side of their head, their ears were asymmetrical, their eyes were odd looking and also asymmetrical, their head cocked to the side, etc, etc, etc. None of those apply to M.D. so all I can do is wait and see!
The D household gets a quiet low-key weekend this weekend. It will be nice after the hustle and bustle of last weekend to be home and get to relax. I think a few naps are in order :)
Have a happy and safe Weekend!