Yesterday and today were dr appointment days for Riley. Yesterday, was a 6 month follow up from the eye exam he had in the NICU the week of his discharge. That means he has been home for 6 months now! Yay. He was at risk for potential eye issues because he was born a little bit early and because of all his time spent on oxygen. They saw no issues related to any of that though. They did say he IS nearsighted, but that could clear up. He will go back next year to have that reevaluated. If it hasn't cleared up by then, we'll decide what to do about it at that time, as its not something that will cause him delays at this time.
Today, he went to the pediatrician for his 9 month old appointment. We are a little behind with that one due to being on vacation the week he would have gone, but thats ok. First off, his weight was..........
So overall very positive reports from both doctors. Some slight problems noticed, but I was ecstatic after both appointments with how well he is doing. Potential eye glasses needed and muscle exercises are nothing compared with where we have been before.
I am SO proud of him. His journey began long and hard, and I would much rather it not have been that way, but I am so glad that I was picked to be his mother. I have learned so much from him, and have been inspired by him in ways one would not realize from such a young baby, and I only hope that I could ever be half as brave and strong as him!