Owen is doing great. Typical baby stuff-- eat, sleep, poop. (Not always in that order, though. He really prefers to poop while eating!)
The issue we are dealing with right now for him is hearing. He has such tiny little ear canals that they are struggling to get a good hearing screen in. He has failed the hearing screen 3 times now. Today we took him to the ENT to determine whether he had some fluid in his ears. He will get a diagnostic hearing test at the beginning of February, so we are hoping for some answers then. Praying that it tells us one way or another (not a middle ground of "some" hearing loss).
Anyway, while we were at the ENT he asked what other questions we had and we asked if there was anything special we needed to do because of his absent nasal bone.
The ENT's answer, as he squished O's little nose around a bit, "Who told you that?" We explained about the ultrasound and that being the initial marker that led us to his diagnosis.
|Who says I don't have a nasal bone?|
Hilarious! I thought he and Colton have the same nose, so I wondered the other day if Colton didn't have one either.
So to sum up our ultrasounds vs. Owen's reality:
- No nasal bone present in ultrasound ---- He has a nasal bone
- Dilated kidneys seen at 24 weeks ---- Kidneys are just fine
- Pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart), which ultimately led to inducing him ---- no fluid seen by cardiologist while performing the echo on O after birth
- Thickened heart wall seen on ultrasound ---- heart wall is thickened still
Reminder for mom:
- Medical science is not perfect.