Monday, June 6, 2011

8 weeks old

Well, tomorrow Austin will be 8 weeks old already!  Gosh, time flies!  And tomorrow also marks 4 weeks since Austin's shunt surgery!  Wow!!  This past weekend we noticed that Austin was getting more irritable than usual and then on saturday, his soft spot was very sunken in and the sutures on his skull were more prominent.  I called the surgeon to see if maybe he was over-draining again.  She said that she was not inclined to turn it down again since it was already on a low drip, and wanted us to call her office on monday to set up a cat scan to see how the ventricles looked.  He seemed to be dehydrated again so I started giving him pedialyte again.  Well yesterday, Austin was pretty much back to his usual self and today he was even better.  His soft spot was still sunken, but not as much as it was on saturday. 

So this morning I called the surgeon and we went to her office this afternoon.  She took one look at him and said he looked great.  He is still dehydrated, but the skull looks great.  She said that it was just separated so much because of all of the fluid, that now the fluid is decreasing and the head is coming together nicely.  Huge relief!  Next week we head to the pediatrician for his two month check up.  Seems like we have doctors appointments once a week at least, between him and Jake, but I don't mind.  I'm used to it. 

Austin loved his bath today too for the first time.  He was so cute, just stared at me and enjoyed it with no crying!  Afterwards, he was a little happy head for a while.  I scrubbed off a bunch of the dried blood around his incision.  It looks much better now and he is really starting to grow into his shunt. 

Here's a cute pic of Austin checking out Holly...

Just hanging out...

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