We squeezed in an appointment with ENT and Medical Home Clinic. ENT suggested that they see Samuel back in a year since his voice has improved and his laryngomalacia is gone. We didn't really learn anything from Medical Home Clinic since we were there for such a short amount of time. It seemed like they were fairly pleased with his progress and his weight. The doctor said that Samuel will have a developmental test when we go back for our next appointment in September. I'll be interested to see the numbers. While we were there, they showed me that Samuel has his 'parachute reflex' which appears just before babies begin walking (YAY! Maybe he will walk soon!)
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I have to tell you...I kept thinking that there was no way this was going to turn out ok. So when the radiologist gave us the good news, it felt like a miracle (and I don't use that word lightly with all of that we've been through.) I truly appreciate your prayers.
I never, ever, ever take Samuel for granted. I never take for granted that he can do all of the things he does (from something as minor as pooping to something as grand as crawling.) I am so proud of him. However, there is NOTHING like nearly having something taken away from you to make you appreciate it more. Things had become so 'everyday' that I had forgotten what it feels like to look at him and love every single thing about him....his little fat rolls, his pink cheeks, the way he looks at the world with open-mouth wonder. When they told me that he might need surgery (even though it was highly unlikely that anything devastating would happen), I had that same feeling I had when we were in the NICU....that feeling like I would literally die to do anything for him, to have more time with him, to take away any pain.
I am not glad that we had to live through such a stressful and traumatic day. I am glad that I was reminded to appreciate every 'ordinary' day I get with Samuel....they are such a gift from God.
Sounds cheesy...but it's so true.