Mateo is teething this week and I feel so bad for the little guy. He got his 2 bottom teeth in during the week before Thanksgiving (while Gramma Lisa and Aunt Jenny were here...sorry guys...he was pretty crabby that week) . For the last month he has been extremely drooly, cranky and very sensitive about anything going into his mouth. I think he also had a cold because Wednesday, his nose was really runny and congested and he has had a slight fever ever since.....which might also be related to the teething.........not sure. SO...I can see huge lumps in his top gums and I can feel those teeth just trying to push their way through. Hopefully, it will be over with soon because I know he is miserable.
Mateo has a slew of doctors appointment beginning from this week and for the next couple of weeks. Its going to be crazy. He saw the cardiologist last Monday. We hadn't seen her since last October. They did an EKG and ECHO and everything looks great. She said that the ASD looks like its getting a little smaller again though. Mateo's surgeon had carved it out a bit more during his 2nd stage surgery to allow more blood flow, but I guess its starting to grow narrow again. But, his cardiologist said that as long as Mateo continues to do well clinically, then hopefully we can just wait and it can be taken care of during his 3rd stage surgery when he is 2 or 3 years old. All in all, it was a good visit (good O2 sats, good blood pressure, etc) and Dr. Suh said she was going to give us (what she likes to call) a honeymoon.....no appointment again until May :)
Mateo also sees the pediatrician next week for his 9 month well visit, the pulmonary specialist for his RSV shots (I hate those....good purpose, but I hate to give him shots!) and then the GI doctor which we haven't seen since December when Mateo had his g-tube taken out. So we will be busy.
He also sees a speech therapist and a physical therapist. During PT, his therapist said he is doing so well and way ahead of his age bracket, developmentally-wise, that she is having a hard time justifying seeing him once a week. He just turned 9 months old last Thursday and he is crawling, pulling up to stand and can even use a little baby toy walker, with assisstance. She said that he is doing 11-15 month old skills. That is amazing since he spent the first 3 months of life on his back and hated tummy time when he came home. But after that g-tube got pulled, he has been a different little boy...and he learns QUICK! He is such a smarty pants :) Anyway...I'll keep updating on his progress and let ya'll know how his doctor visits turn out. Hopefully, we can keep him healthy through all that. He always seems to pick up a cold or something after seeing the doctor. Those offices are so germy! We have Gramma Lisa and Papa John coming in a couple weeks though, so hopefully we're not sick and hopefully those teeth have popped through!