Thursday, May 28, 2009

Doctor, Doctor

Max and I went to visit the doctor on Monday morning. He had a bump at the base of the left side his skull/neck that had been growing over the past few months. The doctor checked it at his 6 month check-up and said it was probably just fatty tissue, but to keep an eye on it. Well, we did and it continued to grow. Luckially, they were able to fit him in on Monday morning at 9:30. After a brief examination, the doctor on-call determined that it was a lymph node that had possibly been exacerbated by something as simple as Max pulling his own hair too hard. (And he's definitely at the hair-pulling stage!) She was not overly concerned, but said to continue to monitor it, especially given the cancer in the family. Max has his 9 month check-up in three weeks and his primary pediatrician will take a look at it again then. (Honestly, I'll feel much better when this particular doctor tells us it's okay.) On a side note, the little mister weighed in at 17.5 lbs. 

Max is now extremely active. In addition to lots of gabbing & squealing, he rolls both tummy to back and back to tummy (alll the time it seems!) and can also sit up on his own for about a half a minute at a time. His physical therapy is going awesome and he's right on track for his adjusted age. His therapist says that he's her 'happiest baby' and that he continues to get stronger each week she sees him. We are so fortunate to have her services- she's a wonderful lady and really good with Max. I look forward to watching her work with him each week. He has grown so much in the past 8.5 months and I'm constantly in awe of him! (I might be a *teeny* bit biased...) 


Christopher said...

Max looks awesome! And, as for the bump on his neck - we are in the same boat. Kristie is having a B-9 tumor removed from her thyroid next week. It has been growing for about two years now and we have finally decided to have "Harvey" detached before we embark on our adventure into forest of familyhood.

We always keep Max and Michael and Angie in our prayers and love popping over to the blog to check out your growth. We are happy to hear that Max's lymph growth isn't too much of a concern right now, but also understand waiting to get that definitive diagnosis from someone you trust. We have been jumping through insurance hoops left and right just trying to get a benign tumor removed - I can only imagine what you have been through.

So, we will continue to send our thoughts your way. And, please send your love to Kristie on June 4th as she goes under the knife.

Chris and Kristie

Colleen said...

Girl I'm so glad I met you! Your son is such a doll and I love hearing about him. Next week I'll be online more so we can chat. No Richard Marxx songs though! :)

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Happy Friday!

Mommy Melee said...

Aw our baby boys have the same name.

And he is BEAUTIFUL.