Thursday, January 15, 2009

Back to 'normal'

It's been awhile since our last post and we have good news! At Max's first physical therapy session since the holidays (on Tues) his therapist said he's caught up to his adjusted age! This means that he is acting & behaving like the 9 week old that he would be if he hadn't been born premature. She was extremely impressed with his alertness and ability to hold himself up. The next goal is for him to roll over (assisted and not). 

He has also turned into quite a little flirt. Be it the nurse at the pediatrician's office, the ladies in the theatre department office or other staff members... he's all about flashing the dimples, cooing and being ridiculously cute. Michael has also taken to combing his hair straight up into a faux-hawk after bath time as well, which admittedly amps up the cute factor. ("Oh my! Look at that HAIR!") He has started talking (i.e. cooing, squealing, laughing) a lot as well. Michael can get him to laugh hysterically- it's the cutest thing in the world! (I'll try to get a video up here eventually- it's not to be missed!)

On the Michael-front, his follow-up appointment with the oncologist last week went well. His blood counts are low, but the doctor says that's to be expected at this point. He'll have a CAT scan and another check-in with the oncologist in March. He's back to school full-time now and it looks like this semester will be pretty crazy. 

We're glad to have a little 'normalcy' in our lives again!

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