Saturday, 1 November 2008

I don't really know how to say this....

but he is absolutely fine! The Neurologist did a 1 hour evaluation, playing with him, testing muscles, co-ordination, etc and is convinced that we do not need a scan and that he is a normal intelligent functioning boy. He just has a bad case op hipotonic muscles and happens to have a crease next to the eye probably merely a physical feature.. According to him Little man L shows all the symptoms including his weight/ height ratio and has assured me that I do not need to worry about his weight gain as he has enough fat, but very little muscle. He is also happy that we have now stopped the PT as he is crawling in the correct manner and suggest going back for an evaluation at age 4. He told me not to worry at all when he starts walking as it is not an important milestone for him as a neurologist and in Little man L's case. He is impressed with his fine motor skills and skill for placing objects which he normally expects at around 15 to 18 months - also normal behaviour for a child with low muscle tone. In short - all is fine! I am on cloud 9, despite a very sore foot and being very tired.

Thank you all for your very kind words, prayers, thoughts etc etc - it really means the world to me to know that you were all behind us.

Everybody warned me that this doctor, although brilliant, is not a people person - that is why I wanted to go to the other one. But he was extremely friendly and communicative with us - maybe we just caught him on a good day. Little man L also did his "charm thing" - gosh, that kid will charm his way out of trouble one day - we will have to be on the lookout for that.

What I found really interesting is the statement made that " You do not know how blessed and lucky you are to have normal healthy twins". So I asked him about that. He says that half his practice consists of multiples, the other half is mainly preemies, motor vehicle accident and near drowning victims and assorted other singletons. He tells me that he is currently busy with a study (which he asked if he could use our data for) about the occurrence of neurological problems and other related - including cerebral palsy and autism in multiples. Could be interesting to see the results.

But all in all, we are truly blessed. He was impressed with what he calls my very well managed pregnancy and asked for my gynea's name. I can not wipe the smile off my face - you see, I just can not stop saying that. We celebrated by having date night and going out for a nice bottle of South African Souvignon blanc and a seafood platter for 2. For interest sake, we saw 5 people dressed up for Halloween. Not big at all here. I hope yours were great - I will try to have a look at all the photos asap.


  1. Glad all is well . . .and you and hubby had a chance for a date night!

    Have a great day!

  2. I'm so glad that your little man is doing well. What a relief. Thank you so much for your kind words this week. They meant a lot to us. Your four legged "babies" are darling. Got to love those Labs.

  3. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bask in your wonderful news and squeeze all those kids a little tighter tonight!!

  4. That is so AWESOME and a huge answer to prayer!

  5. how scary for you, but what a great outcome. that is really good news and I know you can sleep better now :)

  6. That is WONDERFUL news!!! I am so happy for you that all looked good in the Neurologist's eyes! Yeah for Little Man L!! Such a relief, I know!!!

    So glad your experience with the Dr was better than you expected, too. You need that calm manner and understanding when dealing with such worrisome issues.

    And yes...several of the Drs we talked for for J told us the same thing - how lucky we were to have such healthy, well developing twins, especially since they were 6 weeks premature, too.

    Do you feel blessed or what?? I know I do!!!

    So happy for you!!! :-)

  7. Fantastic appointment. I am very happy for you!
    Honestly, I am not surprised by his studies. I find that lots of moms I know with multiples have atleast one twin with "issues". I just wonder if it's the prematurity or the medication lots of moms have to ingest while pregnant to stay pregnant....

  8. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) OH, what a relief!!

  9. Fantastic news! What a relief. Yay!

  10. Oh what great news! I'm so happy he is A OK!

  11. Got a lot of catching up to do! Sheesh..i haven't read any blogs in about 2 weeks. Not fun, going to a funeral and missing blogging! :) I'm glad your little one is ok! Goodness i'd be scared too! It's always scary to think there may be something wrong with your baby!

    I've checked out some of your postings since i've missed soo much...i'm going to be catching up forever!

    Take care!

  12. Wonderful news about L, Cat! Just wonderful!

  13. That is wonderful news- I'm glad I came by just in time to hear :-)

  14. what wonderful, fantastic news! and i am glad you celebrated it!


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