Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Day One

We had our first day at the Williams Syndrome clinic at Children's Hospital. It was a relatively easy day. First up was Audiology. We had been meaning to test Brady's hearing so I am so glad this was part of the clinic. We arrived early, went in early, and left early... plus Brady has no problem with his hearing. Yeah! Even with his little cold, he has been signed off on hearing exams in the future. The audiologist said we could just take part of the ones offered in clinics like this, but no need for any secondary testing.

Next up was his comprehensive medical exam by his geneticist. We had just seen her in September, so this also went fairly quick since she was pretty up-to-date with his info. I gave her a little summary about our Louisville trip, which she was interested to hear about. She immediately squashed Morris' theory about his brain developing abnormally-- "let's wait until we see the MRI", although we both acknowledged that obviously Brady's brain is somewhat abnormal since he has WS. In my opinion, I think she respected the advice and info we got from Morris and Mervis, but didn't want me to put their words in indelible ink.

Our geneticist said all the doctors from this clinic at Children's will be meeting Friday afternoon after all our consults are over to discuss Brady. She will send to me within a week or two a summary of each specialist and information we can use for IEPs, Early Intervention, etc. This is great because Brady's annual EI meeting is the end of February so it will come in time to put some of their suggestions to use.

So far, so good.... I'll let ya'll know how Day 2 goes!

6 comments:

Tara said...

So far So Good! I'll still be anxious to hear how the MRI goes - hope it goes well. You've got a long couple of days it sounds like. A lot of appointments like that make for an exhausting day.

Julie said...

Sounds like things are going well so far. Good luck with the rest of your appointments.

Penny said...

Sounds good so far. Good luck

camille said...

I hope all the other appointments went well, I'll be interested to hear how Day 2 went. Thinking of you guys!

Lisa R said...

SOoooooooo what about Day 2?????? I can't wait to hear

Michelle, Tim, Aidan & Ari said...

We will be doing the same route at Children's Boston in a couple months ....did it once before it's so exhausting! Wonder if we have the same gentictist?