|Enjoying the sunshine|
Later, Felix had an Occupational Therapy appointment. I appreciate that his therapist is able to come to the house, for Felix's session. It makes him feel really comfortable, being in his home environment, and it makes it easier for me too, with one less place to have to take him. Felix was in a funny mood today; he hadn't had a sleep so he was being a bit naughty and showing off. As soon as his therapist arrived, he turned his little activity table upside down, and then tried to tip his table and chairs upside down as well. It's hard to keep a straight face when he gives you a cheeky look and then proceeds to do something he shouldn't. I told him off, and then managed to distract him by asking him to come and draw on his chalkboard.
|Chasing the dogs|
|Wearing his favourite hat from his Papa|
The Paediatrician did all the usual measurements today. Felix has only put on 200grams in the past 6 months, and now weighs 9.2kg, at 29 months old. He is 81cm tall which, even on the Down Syndrome height/weight chart, is really tiny. All our other kids were very petite too, so we're not worried. He eats well and sleeps beautifully, so I think that's a good sign. The Paediatrician isn't quite so convinced. When Felix goes for his MRI, he's going to get them to do complete blood work, and test for Coeliac Disease as well. He just wants to eliminate that as a reason why Felix may not be gaining weight. He said that even if those tests come back clear, he would like him to see an Endocrinologist to rule out other possibilities. I'm fairly sure everything will be totally fine and he's just going to be a little guy but, hey, who am I to argue with the Professionals?
|Cooling down, at the end of the day,|
with his dinosaur
Felix had his ears checked, yet again, by the Paediatrician. He had all sorts of problems trying to get a visual of his eardrums. He could only partly see his left one (and he couldn't see the tube the GP saw last week), but he couldn't see his problem right eardrum at all. He commented that Felix has highly unusual shaped ear canals. He now joins a long list of Doctors and Specialists who have said the same thing. Felix was an absolute trooper, and didn't even flinch with him poking around in there. He's getting quite used to it, I think. We will keep putting the bicarb drops in his right ear until he sees the GP in a couple of days. Hopefully, by then, he will be able to get a good look.