luke's gram from georgia came up for a visit last week. we had a great time visiting and trying to stay warm during the coldest weather we've had so far this winter.
luke had three doctor appointments last week and gram came to all of them with us. he had great check-ups across the board. luke's follow-up neurology appointment went very well. his doctor said that luke is meeting (and in some cases even exceeding) all of the developmental milestones for a two-month old. now the plan is for luke to have a repeat EEG in early january (the 6th) and assuming that comes back all clear, we will start weaning him off his nightly dose of phenobarbital (the anti-seizure medication). we pray for good results of that test. after that he will then be seen again by his neurologist every couple of months for a check-up, again, to make sure he is doing well and that the seizures have not returned.
additionally, luke met with a physical therapist from the northwestern NICU follow-up clinic. she had nothing but great things to say about luke and was impressed with his neck/head control (thanks to all the tummy time he does). he will continue to see her every couple of months just to make sure he continues to develop as he should. and luke continues to have a physical therapist through early intervention see him once a week as well as an occupational therapist once a month.
we are so thankful for all of the doctors and therapists that watch over luke. it certainly gives us peace of mind to know that he is being cared for and watched closely by professionals. we continuously pray for his development and for the spot on the left frontal lobe of his brain to heal.
now, here are some pictures from luke's visit with gram.
luke and gram relaxing on the couch.
gram singing and talking to luke on his changing table - this is where he does his best talking!
gram brought luke his very own advent calendar. luke loves staring down the wisemen. he's actually reaching for baby jesus in this picture. coincidence...i think not! luke already knows the true meaning of christmas! :)