The GI specialist is hoping to have this surgery done as soon as we can. However, we have to coordinate some appts over the next several weeks to meet with the GI Surgeon, the Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine team, Aimee's Urologist, and the Anesthesia team. There is a possibility that her Urologist may want to add another procedure on to this surgery to allow us to drain urine through a catheter in her belly button. There is also a possibility that the surgery may be more complicated by the scoliosis status.
|Celebrating Elliot's 4th birthday|
On Wednesday we met with Aimee's Sleep Pulmonologist. Aimee is doing well with the increase in sedative for sleeping. We did find out that the Neurodevelopmental doctor had written the prescription for "by mouth", which meant that we received really challenging little pills that have already broken 3 pill grinders (they usually last us 9 months or so). Thankfully the children's pharmacy will compound this medication for us to allow it to go through a g-tube and make that little headache go away. The doctor is still concerned with the condition of Aimee's nose and continues to look for other options that will work with her tiny nostrils and tiny head without touching the bridge of the nose. She also noted that we are well past due for a titration study to check that Aimee's current overnight oxygen and bipap pressure levels are sufficient. They were able to find a spot for Aimee really quickly, so we will have that done July 3-4. It seems like most of Aimee's doctors don't like to wait around in her case for normal scheduling times.
|Tuning out the PT at the previous appt.|
Aimee had another PT appointment at Providence on Wednesday and did really well. In the previous appointment, I requested that no more positions/exercises be done with Aimee that do not allow her a resting spot for her head. She gets really freaked out and scared when, for example, she is over the edge of a wedge with no support. I can't blame her for that. Her head is a heavy weight for her. If you were to hand me something really too heavy for me and I had no clue how I would set it down or idea how long I would have to hold it...I'd freak out too. Aimee particularly enjoyed rolling down a long wedge during this week's session. Clearly she is a thrill seeker. :)
Otherwise, the ultrasound showed a very healthy little baby BOY! I sure do like have brothers and sons around me throughout my life. :) Caleb is suggesting names as often as he can. Little Couscous (the current favorite on Caleb's name list) is very active and we are looking forward to knowing him better.