Wednesday, January 10

Going to the Specialists

Little Man is an adorable 20 month old with a great smile, tons of blond hair, and big blue eyes. He is also really, really small. At his 18 month checkup he weighed 18 pounds 3 ounces and wore size 6-9 month clothing. He is growing, just very, very slowly. Thankfully, he is developing perfectly. Currently, he weighs about 19 pounds and most of his clothes are size 12 months.

When I took him in for his 18 month visit I expected to get a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist to check for growth hormone deficiency. We made that appointment for January 31.

What I didn't expect at that visit was a referral to a pediatric cardiologist. Little Man's pediatrician hadn't heard any abnormal heart sounds before. This time he heard a heart murmur.

Little Man seems to have no cardiac symptoms. He runs and plays just fine. His color is perfectly pink. I expect the cardiologist to say that the murmur is not a big deal, and that he will grow out of it. We made that appointment for January 26.

Every night I hold him in my arms and pray, "Dear Lord, Thank you for my sweet little boy. Please make him grow strong and healthy. Make his heart work perfectly. Make me the mother he needs. Let him be a boy who loves You. Let him grow into a man who loves You."

10 comments:

Crickey said...

He is such a sweet little guy, so handsome! We will pray for him too and believe for a good report at those two appointments. We love you guys!

Curly Mommy said...

Crickey,
Thanks for your prayers and thanks for being my friend. Give your sweet little guy a hug for me. He is always in our prayers too.

Kris's Koner said...

I love your blog. I'm so thankful you wrote to me. I thought you might enjoy knowing that I breastfed my adopted daughter for 6 months. Keep prepareing to help woman like myself and their new babies. What a gift.

cheri said...

We have been through numerous health crises with each of our 3 boys.

They are strong, healthy young men who love and serve the LORD.

I'll join you in praying for Little Man.

Patrice said...

Hi Curly Mommy,
Your kids are adorable. I will keep you in my prayers.

cheri said...

FYI- my sister Suzi (swansmith)asked a question of you in my blog.

Curly Mommy said...

Everyone,
Thank you so much for lifting my baby up in prayer. I know God answers prayers.

Big Pissy said...

Here's hoping you get a good report at those two appointments.

Give that baby a hug for me! :)

Curly Mommy said...

Thanks, BP, I'll give him that hug in the morning when he wakes up.

Sunny said...

Praying!