Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eye appt and derm...

So we had her eye appointment and dermatologist appointment today. Her eye appt went great (considering it was first thing in the morning and she missed her morning nap again)... and they said everything checks out good. That's a relief. They did say that she has a clogged tear duct, so we are massage it daily. That won't be so bad. Horribly long appointment though... it lasted 2 hours! At least they warned us ahead of time though (unlike her last ENT appt that lasted 2-3 hours).

Her derm appt went great as well. Probably the fasted derm appt we've had. haha. She didnt get swabbed for tests again (for infection), her derm said she "smelled" great and wasnt concerned about infection anymore... so she's in the clear haha. She checked out her 'trunk' which is where the infection showed its face before and that was it. Quick in and out in a half hour. That was relieving. She told us to keep up with the diluted bleach baths... and to keep rotating between Nizoral shampoo and TSal shampoo. We just started the TSal shampoo last night but just the Nizoral alone was doing wonders for the build up on her head. Her hair is finally able to grow on the top of her head :) I also had the doctor confirm a spot on the back of her head. I noticed it when she was about 2 months old and figured it may have been a "hot spot" since she always lays on her back... but lately started suspecting its a birth mark. Sure enough, about a half dollar size birth mark (or stork bite, whichever you prefer lol) on the back of her head towards the bottom of her hairline/top of her neck. No big deal though :)

I've been stretching her physical therapy exercises out to last longer. She loves to lay on her side... especially her left side. Ive started to place this little play mirror of hers at the top of her head and she always stretches her neck out as far as she can to look into it. It's really kind of cute, if you ask me. She's also starting to try to roll over on her own, now that we've been showing her/helping her with her physical therapy exercises. And the really good news... she will do tummy time now!!! Only for like a minute at a time, but it's a start. and she's actually trying to lift her head off the ground finally. :)


  1. Anna, it's so good to hear such a good news! I'm so happy that little Viv feels better and even started to lie on her tummy! Now when she started it she'll do it everytime better and longer.
    Grow healthier and stronger, Genevieve!

    my DD has a birth mark on back of her head too...

  2. This is good to read! I'm glad things are going better for you guys. (and, Ginny has a stork bite on the back of her head, & one on each eyelid too!)

  3. Lucas also has a storkbite right where you described Viv's to be!

    I'm so happy about the positive derm and eye appointments! Have fun with the tear duct massaging - had to do this for Lucas when he was about 2 months old. He hated it. LOL.

  4. Yay! I'm glad everything is starting to get better for you guys! This is great news!