So Tuesday was the big appointment day where I was hoping that we’d get all sorts of answers – how much Mason’s head has improved, how much longer he’d have to wear the helmet, the whole shebang.
Well, that’s not quite what happened. Basically, Dr G measured his head with the tape measure, saw there was less than 2 mm of growth in his head circumference, shaved a small pokey piece off his helmet, played “give me five” with him, and sent us on our way with a “see you next month.”
He did say the flattening on the back of his head (which has improved since I posted on Thursday) is not that bad and is more likely noticeable because we were use to his head coming to a point off to the side so of course as his head re-shapes, it’s going to look strange to us along the way.
So yeah, total bummer. I really had high hopes for good news and possibly an end date. But I totally get it – the success of the helmet is based on any new head growth growing into the flat area which is why the helmets work SO much better/quicker when they’re 4-6 months old because growth is nearly daily as opposed to 2 mm in a month…. So we’re shooting for a scan on the 29th now. Fingers crossed.