Thursday, November 29, 2012

5 year well visit

*Disclaimer*
I know most people probably don't care about our entire well visit, however I do use this blog often for my memories.  I just want to remember.
 
Cooper had his 5 year well visit this morning.  It was quite the visit.  As soon as they called us back he got his finger prick for a CBC.  As you can see he wasn't too thrilled with that.
 

He  passed his hearing test and his vision came out as 20/30 which is fine and no concern.  All milestones were perfect.  Dr. Howell asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said a telescope.  She looked at me and said leave it to your kids to want something educational.
 
His left ear is still infected, after 5 days of antibiotics.  She wrote us another prescription for something stronger and left it up to us on if we want to do tubes now or wait.  We are about halfway to our deductible but we have already ran out of our FSA.  So we will most likely wait until the first of the year when we can use our new FSA.   This is two infections in two months since the tube fell out so I don't want to take my chances.  We go back in three weeks for a re-check and a week after that with the ENT. 
 
We also got a referral for an ophthalmologist.  Cooper has had what appears to be a lazy/wandering eye.  It's not all the time and it has gotten better but Dr Howell has also noticed it.  We need to see about getting it fixed before school starts.
 
He got the two booster shots and did fantastic!!!  After the finger stick I wasn't so sure how he would do but it went great. 
 
He weighs 34.8 lbs (8%) and is 42 inches which is 30%.  His percentile for his height has been the highest ever!  He has a BMI of 4%  Can't we all dream!
 
Three hours after we left this house this morning we were back home with a sucker and milkshake.  I wasn't too upset with our wait time, we were the appointment right behind Beth & Josh and new baby AnnaKate.  How can I be mad at that?  Plus I got to see the precious little girl in person.  She was three weeks early, so happy for them they are all home and doing great!

5 comments:

Beth, Joshua, Isabella, McKinley and AnnaKate said...

McKinley weighed in at 46lbs. They stopped telling us BMI. ;). Good seeing you all!

ginmommy said...

No need for a disclaimer on your blog. It's your blog, blog about what you want.

Anyways, tubes might need to go back in, but it will make him feel better! And I would kill for that BMI! HA!

Susie said...

Poor Cooper!! I always hate when they have to get pricked or shots. Ellie's appointment is coming up for her 5 year old and she keeps saying she is only going to get pricked finger. She said she doesn't want any shots. We told her we couldn't promise her anything.

Alicia Mcafee said...

Don't give us a disclaimer. We love to read about your family! It's your blog anyway. Write what you want!

I am wondering how I could get that BMI! ha! :)

Tracey said...

I agree...no need for the disclaimer. We love reading about YOU. :) I'm glad the visit went mostly well. I hate, hate when the kids get shots. And, um, nice BMI.