Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Katie's 4 Year Checkup

Today was Katie's annual well visit.  Todd and I were both able to go to the appointment, which I find is better when there are going to be shots involved.  Luckily, the pediatrician's office has changed the schedule on which they give shots and she only got 2.  I remember Michael getting 4 or 5 shots at the 4 year checkup!

Katie is 44 3/4 inches tall (99%) and weighs 40 lbs (82%).  I was surprised that her weight percentile was so high since she looks so long and lean.  This is the same size that Michael was at his 5 year checkup.  Her BMI was 14 (11%) and her BP was 90/62. 

She did not get the vision test, which they typically do at the 4 year checkup, since she already wears glasses.  Unfortunately, she failed the hearing test.  The doctor would like for her hearing to be at 20 decibels and the lowest she could hear was 30 decibels.  He would like to see her back in one month for a hearing recheck.  The reason that she failed the hearing test probably had to do with the fact that she had a double ear infection!  She didn't complain about her ears hurting at all and wasn't running a fever. 

Since we have a water filtration system in our house, the doctor also gave us a prescription for a vitamin with fluoride in it.  This will help her to get the fluoride that she needs without getting too much and damaging her teeth. 

Everything else looked good with Katie.  She is on track for her developmental milestones and we talked a little bit about her sleep issues.  We told him about the sticker chart and getting a reward for going to sleep by herself in her own bed.  So far, so good.  Once we get the bedtime down, we will work on keeping her in her bed all night.

Even though there was a little bad news with the hearing and the ear infection, it was a good appointment overall.

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