Tomorrow marks three weeks post-op and Chase is doing great!  The steri-strips have fallen off his posterior suture revealing a scar that is healing nicely.  He has become accustomed to wearing his helmet now and only gets it off for bath time.  Honestly he's quite indifferent to it.  With him being so young it's more of a challenge for us to get it on and off.  Definitely a two person job!  

Chase had his two month check-up when we got back and he is growing just as he should be.  He is a big boy weighing in at a little over 14 lbs. and is at the 91st and 92nd percentile for height and weight.  Overall,  he's just a happy boy!

Next week I go back to work and he will have to go to daycare.  We've already stopped by and let them know about Chase's surgery.  They don't seem phased by the helmet as they have had other babies with helmets for plagiocephaly (flat spot).  But as the helmet doesn't come off during the day, they shouldn't have to do anything anyway.

Next step is to head back to San Antonio in September for his next check-up and to get his next helmet.  For now he just has to do what babies do best.  Grow!

Susan Treolo
8/3/2011 01:07:15 pm

Thanks for posting. I was wondering how he was doing but didn't want to intrude if he wasn't handling the surgery well. We have been praying for Chase and your family. It is stressful to deal with medical problems when they are so young and can't tell you when they are uncomfortable and how you can fix it. Keep up the posts and we will keep praying.

Connie Veal
8/17/2011 08:08:00 am

What a fun boy Chase must be! He is surely looking like a happy boy! Love that smile! I appreciate the work you are doing to blog and let family far and near know how Chase is doing. Thanks for sharing!
Aunt Connie


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