This is Walt at 4

We took Walt for his four-year well check today. I was not looking forward to this. I had a ton of anxiety over the shots. I’m not even sure Walt remembers shots! But more on this in a sec.

This well check was actually very interesting. In addition to standard height and weight, they tested Walt’s vision, hearing and blood pressure. When Dr. G did his exam, he checked his reflexes (which Walt thought was hilarious) and made him do some tricks (stand on one leg, stand on the other leg…)

Here are Walt’s stats:

Weight: 41.8lbs …. 85%
Height:  42″…………82%
BP: 103/60
Vision: 20/30 in both eyes

Things that stood out to me:

  • This is the first time in I can’t remember that Walt isn’t in the 90th percentile. It’s probably because he stopped eating chicken 🙂
  • I’m unrealistically worried about his vision. I got glasses at 6 years old and my mom and sisters were all about same. We all have horrendous vision. I think mine is the “best” at -8.00 in both eyes.
  • They also start tracking body mass index (BMI) and it’s the first visit they have talked about nutrition in the sense of low fat, low sodium, etc. We need to work on more veggies!
All in all – Walt got an A+. Then come the shots. Luckily they combine the vaccines into two shots (I think it used to be four), so that was a good start. The nurse says, “Have you talked to Walt about these?”  In my head I answer, “Hell no, lady!”  But it’s the truth. I didn’t know how to approach it. So we told him about 3 minutes before it happened. The secret weapon: a pinwheel. The nurse gave him the pinwheel and told him to blow on it as HARD as he could when she told him. 
Lickity split and few light-headed minutes later we were done and Walt didn’t shed a tear. In fact,  he didn’t even flinch! He was so brave.  Bravery deems ice cream, and that’s what we did. 

So so so so proud!
Oh, and Oscar got to benefit a bit too 🙂 This kid and his food.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sara Watson says:

    I used to be a -10.5. Lasik got me to about -3.5. This is one area where my genes will fail Avery!

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  2. Team Bruns says:

    Ugh! #blindbuddies

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