WEIGHT 24 lbs, 12.5 ounces (<0%)
HEIGHT 32.5 inches (<0%)
The doctor was very pleased with Truman's progress over the last few months. He confided that he was getting very worried about the speech and not sure what direction to go in, but seems very happy with what we're seeing. He tested a bunch of other cognitive skills and was very happy with the results. Gross motor is still delayed, but not dramatically so.
He was also very happy with the weight gain because for the first time in a very long time (maybe a year), Truman's weight moved closer to the standard charts rather than away from him. His height, on the other hand, is a different story. He really should be taller by now. The doc said that based on a number of studies, extreme preemies who haven't caught up more on height by three are not going to catch up. They've told us that was likely before, but the doc based on his current height and growth curve, he will be lucky to reach 5 feet. That makes me so sad. That is going to be so hard for a boy to be that short.
The doc is also concerned we haven't seen more progress with developmental eating, but pleased that there is less vomit (which means more growth). We told him we are trying a new group feeding therapy starting September 4 (at the same place where the speech preschool was), and he couldn't recommend a better option.
You can tell our MD is very proud of Truman. He was his patient since he was in the feeder/grower side of NICU, and he sees Truman as one of his success stories. He often transfers his patients to another doctor once they reach three, but he said he wanted to keep Truman for as long as we wanted. We were very happy because we like having Truman with a neonatal specialist and someone who knows his history.
In the photo to the left above, Truman is signing jump and asking where the bounce house that was out front the day before went. In the photo to the right, he is playing with his new favorite toys from his birthday.