Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Background Story

Our son Daylon was born May 11th, 2008 (Mother's Day). He was considered IUGR at birth and weighed only 5 lbs. 5 oz. and 18.5 in. long (although the length is probably off, considering he was 17 1/8 in. when he was 5 days old). In the nursery he had a lot of trouble maintaining his body heat and keeping his blood sugar up. After the second day of numerous pokes on the heel the doctor told the nurses they could quit poking him because he was "asymptomatic". So they did and his blood sugars haven't been an issue since. He also had a lump on his collar bone that was later found to be a 4th branchial arch remnant. Throughout his first year he was consistently below the charts, not even on them. At one year old he was 13 lbs. 7 oz. and 24 3/4 in. Now at 2 years old he weighs 19 lbs. 12 oz. and is 29.5 in. long. According to our Endocrinologist Daylon's height age is that of a 10.5 month old and weight age is that of a 10 month old.
You can find more background information on Daylon's Caring Bridge site

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