Monday, November 3, 2008

Head Doctor

We're going to leave in a little bit to go see a neurologist for Logan. At his two-year check up, the pediatrician was concerned that his head size (which has always been above the 100th percentile but following a pattern of steady growth) had taken a jump in size. Plus he's tall for his age. Plus, he's been having some developmental delays in terms of not saying as many words as he should and blah blah blah. He's a willful child, and he generally seems to know what we're talking about when we talk to him. He's just not much of a talker. So anyway, the pediatrician was concerned and recommended that we see a neurologist.

I guess the doctor will just observe Logan today, but if the doctor thinks it is necessary, we might have to take Logan in for a CT scan. They'd have to knock him out for that and neither of us is really comfortable with that, but there's no way they could get him to sit still for a half hour. So yeah, fun day today.

I'll try and get some of the Halloween pictures up later this week. Hope everyone else's week is off to a good start.

Update: The doctor said, after looking at me, that the big head thing obviously runs in the family. He also said that we could do the tests, but he would recommend getting Logan into a daycare or something along those lines for a few hours once or twice a week to interact and learn from other kids. If after 3 to 6 months he isn't showing any improvement, then we would probably want to have him checked out.

2 comments:

Janiece Murphy said...

I'll be thinking good thoughts...

Tania said...

Me too. Family story is that I didn't start talking until 3, and I haven't shut up since.