Look at me! Posting “on time”! Sammy had his 2 month check up today as he turned…2 months old yesterday! Man, time flies!
In general, it was a good check up. He’s growing. He’s gaining weight. He’s eating well. He’s sleeping well. He has good head control.
If the appointment would’ve stopped there, it would have been a fabulous appointment. But it didn’t. Unfortunately. It appears that Sammy might have the same medical issue that Finn had: craniosyntosis. It’s where the skull bones fuse before they should. At best, it causes an abnormal head shape. Sometimes extremely so, but usually just mild. At worst, it causes headaches and brain growth restriction. Babies can be born with it (where the skull bones are already fused before birth) or they can be diagnosed with it as they grow. We’re in the “diagnosed with it as they grow” camp.
Nothing is definitive yet. The skull isn’t fused yet, but it’s showing signs of closing already. His head is longer than it should be and you can see flat spots in his head shape behind his ears. It looks like it’s different bones that have fused too early than was in Finn’s case. But again, nothing is definitive yet. We won’t know until about 6 months if it will be a problem that will need surgery to correct. If he gets to be 6 months old and the bones haven’t fused, then we’re good.
So, we’ll keep an eye on it, especially at his 4-month and 6-month check ups. We’re blessed to live in a city that has doctors that do this surgery every week, so we’ll be in great hands (again!) if it comes to that. It is a strange thing as this isn’t usually genetic, so the odds of 2 children in the same family having it aren’t real high. But, again, whatcha gonna do?
Here’s his scrapbook page:
And a recent picture: