For the last year I have wanted to change pediatricians. I put it off because I couldn't think of a really good reason to change, and I had received so many recommendations for the doctor we were seeing. Well, I have been reminded why it is that we as mothers are always told to follow our instincts - even if there is no logical reason why. We started seeing Dr Conner a month ago. From the moment she walked in and introduced herself, I knew I had found Antalya's pediatrician at last! She took one look at her chart, and then a look at Antalya and gave us referrals to see pulmonology and ENT. We just got back from our visit with the pulmonologist. Antalya has her first sleep study scheduled for next week, but without even seeing the results from that she was able to tell us that Antalya has been aspirating during the night, has sleep apnea, and incredibly enlarged adenoids that need to come out. Our appointment with ENT is on Friday. We'll see what they say - but it looks like my little girl is going to have to endure another surgery. But if it will help her breathe better and sleep better it will be worth it! Thank you Dr Conner for being proactive and not seeing my daughter as a syndrome, but rather as a child who can, and should receive all the help she needs to help her live a long, healthy life.
On another note - I am an awful blogger as of late. Last week Antalya took her first steps. That's right - my little girl can walk and I didn't even do a post about it. She will take up to 5 or 6 steps all by herself and is starting to do it more frequently now. I am so proud of her determination. If she keeps at it she could be running by her 2nd birthday. And yes, I am ready to chase her! I can't wait!