Wednesday, February 04, 2015


At Eli's annual check-up, his pediatrician noted that he had not grown a sufficient amount in the previous year. It was not cause for any concern, just a follow-up visit in six months. That appointment took place a few weeks ago. Once again, Eli was not showing the rate of growth he's shown in his life so far. As a result, his doc took some blood and ordered an x-ray of his wrist (growth plate).
The whole ordeal was simple enough; one of the great benefits of living in Atlanta is our Children's Hospital. I didn't even have to make an appointment for Eli's x-ray. We just showed up at 5:30 on a Friday night and less than an hour later, we were done. The radiologist and staff was awesome. They let me stay in the room with him and even showed us his hand/wrist x-ray on the computer right away.
A few weeks later we got a call from the pediatrician's office letting us know that everything came back very normal. We will follow up with her in a few months, but for now it appears that Eli is following in his parents' footsteps. Short like Mommy with a 'late bloomer' growth tendency like Daddy.

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