Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Neurology appt & Pumpkin patch

We have all been on the mend from our recent illness, and thankfully,were well enough to make it to the Neurologist today (it took two months to get the appt, so I really didn't want to reschedule!). The doctor was really nice and comforting and we both (Chris & I) liked him. He examined Coy and played with him, watched him track things, sat him up, tested his reflexes, etc. I'm happy to report the doctor thought Coy looked great! He said he did NOT see any signs/symptoms of CP and thought he was doing everything he should be for his adjusted age. Thank you Jesus! He does want us to return in 4-6 months to check on things, but was not concerned about Coy's developmental progress at this point. Another Neurologist Fellow in the room said she'd never seen a baby born at 23 weeks look "as good" as Coy does. She thought he was an "absolute miracle" which is always nice to hear!

We are all feeling better...and finally can eat again--yeah! Coy's still not back to full feeds of milk and food, but we're getting there slowly. Thanks again for all your love and support! We are so grateful for the prayers for our "miracle."

Here are a few pictures from the "pumpkin" patch we visited last Saturday. Coy was in no mood to smile (he probably wasn't feeling well, I just didn't know it yet...), and would rather eat the hay than play with the pumpkins...so these are the best we could do! And, don't worry, it was early, not crowded and no one touched him! =) But we really are staying "'in" now...












5 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm so glad y'all are feeling better and that Coy's appointment went so well! Cute, cute pumpkin patch pictures.

The Silva's said...

Too cute!! Glad to hear that you guys are all feeling better! Great news from the Dr!!!

Butterscotch said...

What a cute baby! I love pumpkin patches! Cute pictures!

The Van Fam said...

i am in complete tears right now. i can't even begin to imagine how wonderful it must be to hear one of these very important doctors say he looks great. i know you all probably think that all day long and Ree - i know you over analyze EVERYTHING (i do it too) so to hear that he looks perfect must just put you over the top!!! he is so stinking cute, even not smiling in the pumpkin pictures. but really...can you blame him? those pumpkins have got to look like the oddest things to him!!!

glad y'all are feeling better. i have been on my knees in prayers begging God to keep us all well, at least until AFTER MacKenzie's birthday party tomorrow. LOL.

The Van Fam said...

i am in complete tears right now. i can't even begin to imagine how wonderful it must be to hear one of these very important doctors say he looks great. i know you all probably think that all day long and Ree - i know you over analyze EVERYTHING (i do it too) so to hear that he looks perfect must just put you over the top!!! he is so stinking cute, even not smiling in the pumpkin pictures. but really...can you blame him? those pumpkins have got to look like the oddest things to him!!!

glad y'all are feeling better. i have been on my knees in prayers begging God to keep us all well, at least until AFTER MacKenzie's birthday party tomorrow. LOL.