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Kids Update!

We have had a busy weekend, so I have not had a chance to update you all about the kids doctors' appointment on Friday.  I had my mother-in-law come with because both kids had an appointment, and they both needed shots.  I am not dumb; I brought reinforcements.  🙂

Let's start with Madison.  She is 44 1/2 lbs and 42 3/4 inches tall.  Again, she is off the charts for her height.  Obvioiusly, she does not get that from me.  (I'm only 5′ 2″).  I brought Madison in for a dual reason.  She needed the second part of her Hepatis A vaccine, and her preschool teachers wanted me to talk to her doctor.  We are not sure if its a hearing issue, an ADHD issue, an ADD issue, or she's just a four year old.  I haven't posted about this since I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole thing.  They tell me that you can't get her to pay attention unless you have her full attention (I swear she learned the selective hearing thing her father has).  However, she's always done with her worksheets first, and they told me she's really smart.  The doctor said it is way too early to even be thinking ADD or ADHD, and from what I have told her, there is nothing she sees at this point that it is an issue.  She did tell me to call the school and have them test her hearing.  There is no harm in doing that.  Basically, Madison got a clean bill of health.  She did end up with 4 shots instead of one though!  She got the Hepatitis A and flu shot.  They also gave her 2 shots that she normally would have gotten at her 5 year old check up.  Basically, it was get 4 shots when I had someone there to help or wait till she turns five and have a huge problem.  Once the shots were over, she was fine.

Will had his 15 month checkup (whoops — he's almost 16 months).  He is 26 lbs 2 oz and 32 1/2 inches long.  His weight is in the 75th percentile, and his height is in the 90th percentile.  Madison was always off the charts with her height, so these stats don't surprise me at all.  Will ended up with 2 shots and a lead test.  He is right on schedule for all his milestones, so the doctor is happy with his progress too.

All in all, it was a pretty good day.

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9 thoughts on “Kids Update!

  1. Good news for Madison. I wasn't 100% sure when we were talking about it last week, but I had a feeling that she seemed too young to diagnose that.

  2. I agree. Too many teachers don't know how to deal with children who bore easily (often a sign of intelligence) and the first thing they toss is ADD/ADHD. My theory is that perhaps it's not something that's wrong with the child, but something that's wrong with the school system/teaching method. Then again, I'm a rebel like that. 😉

    So happy that all turned out well, and I agree, there is no harm in having Madison's hearing tested. But even as a speech/language pathology student, I am extremely reluctant to allow a child to be labeled at such an early age. Most never outgrow the stigma of those labels, usually when they weren't warranted in the first place. (Hope I'm not overstepping my bounds here, it's just something we've discussed at length in our SLP classes and we all want to be careful about it after seeing a generation of kids negatively impacted by it.)

  3. That's great news about the kids checkups, smart of you to take your MIL 🙂

    I'll be interested to hear what the result of the hearing test is for Madison, or it could be a build up of wax in her ear that is causing hearing loss. It took several doctors and a neuropsychiatrist to diagnose Nathan's mild ADD-innattentiveness disorder, and it was hard for me to accept the diagnosis, but the medication he takes really does impact his ability to concentrate in class. I'm here to chat any time 🙂

  4. Well, I'm think that it's too fast to judge whether Madison having the ADHD or not, as she is still on the growing stage…

    As long as she didn't over the boundaries, then everything should be fined!

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