It’s time again to take Maxim for a routine pediatrician check. And so we did.
The boy is growing. He measured at 73 cm in length, while 9.5 kg of weight. That’s a real improvement of almost a kilogram since last month. Obviously, introducing a small yogurt pitstop in the afternoon and an even smaller yogurt pitstop in the evening helped his diet.
For the next month he will have a new dish to try – yolk of a boiled chicken egg. We’ll start with 1/8, then with 1/4, then with 1/2, and then probably with the whole thing. Since he eats meat pretty good, we will have to give him egg only every other day.
We also discussed the two issues that are oustanding for a few month now – facial nerve and the kidney.
For the kidney we have another test scheduled in Nicosia, Makariou Hospital on coming Thursday. Some “painted” liqued will be introduced into Maxim’s bladder via catheter and than monitor will tell if any of this liqued goes back to the kidney. Hopefully it will stay in the bladder and come out the normal way. The procedure is pretty standard. The two downfalls are the catheter, which I hear is somewhat painful to insert and a minor X-Ray radiation for the monitor.
Because of this radiation dose, it was decided to skip one test for the facial nerve. Instead we will do a more advanced (read: more expensive) test that requires no radiation at all. It also usually provides better results than anything else out there.
These are all news. I’ll have some updates as we go. But most of it should come in about one month from the next visit to Dr.Simos. Where Maxim will get his next vaccination too. Poor kid. And I hear that he has it easy…