When Abbie was discharged from Neo natal we were told she would have to attend an outpatients appointment. Only 1 or so i thought.
Card came in and both girls are being made to attend. Went along today and have been told they have to go EVERY 3 MONTHS FOR 2 YEARS! ffs - and it is out in WIshaw - a good half hour drive. away. Plus they have to continue to take Iron supplement till at least 6 months but more likely until they are 2 years - just because they are prem!
No-one has ever even checked to see if they need Iron, but assume they do. grrrrr
So at the appointment today - all they did was check their weight and head size (stuff my HV does every fortnight). Then checked to see if they were developing - grab things, coo, look at hands etc. I then said Abbie is almost ready to sit up on her own - "No way they are far too young for that!" was the answer. So to prove a point, Abbie pulled herself up and laughed. Then as usual when held upright, she planted her feet firmly on the bed, and tried to walk. The Dr couldn't believe it - they shouldn't be doing that. Well what do you want us to do - tie them down and stop them from trying
Katie was requested to do the same, and she lifted her legs and laughed at the Dr - swinging happily from her hands hehehehehe.