Rachel and Haley saw their Pediatric Neurologist (Dr. Carlos Rivera) earlier this week. They both got a good report from the doctor. He is happy with the progress they have made since they saw him last year. We are so happy that Rachel and Haley are doing well with their motor development and in general doing well neurologically. They have come so far and just continue to move forward.
Haley had a follow up appointment with the pediatric endocrinologist this week as well. With her current height measurement (2 feet, 7 inches), the doctor was happy with her growth in height velocity though Haley is still not on the growth chart. The endocrinologist is still recommending growth hormone, but told us that we can continue to monitor Haley's growth and see if she starts to catch up to the growth chart before we make any decisions about the growth hormone therapy. The endocrinologist will see Haley again in 6 months. I really do hope that Haley has a growth spurt, but if she doesn't it's okay. There is nothing wrong with being short and small.
I'm so very grateful for all the progress they have made. Rachel and Haley are working so hard doing their therapy everyday. We thank all the therapists that work with Rachel and Haley. They are doing a good job with them and they have helped them come so far.
Here is another picture from the photo shoot I did with them a couple of weeks ago. I didn't have any recent pictures from this week.
|Rachel and Haley|