Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Good News Dr. Appt!!
Cousin on left is 2 years 8 months younger than Bryson.
Cousin on right is 4 months older than Bryson.
Great things come in small packages.
Bryson had his appointment with the specialist today and all went well. The doctor had to be one of the nicest we have ever met. He was fascinated with how Bryson could walk with his hips out of the sockets. This is not a common thing doctors other than orthos encounter.
Bryson is now at 30 pounds and 37 inches. He has gained 2 pounds in two months and has grown one inch. (All since I did the elimination diet, but don't tell the doctors that!) Anyhooooo, the specialist believes that Bryson's Failure to Thrive is GONE. Yes out of here!!!!!!
He does not believe that Bryson has anything else wrong with him except that he spent almost 5 years of his life in an orphanage with untreated arthrogryposis and other issues that caused his skeletal system to shut down. He believes the
snake worm was an infection ravaging his body.
He believes now that he is getting proper medical care and nutrition he is going to be just FINE!!!!! No speculation at this point regarding his potential size. Dr. does feel like Bryson will catch up to his chronological age within two years. We will follow up in four months.
Nicest part of the day was when we went to leave, the doctor commented on how well Bryson is loved and attached to us. Our response, "He may be a little guy, but he has a mighty ways to make you fall in love!"