Thursday, June 16, 2011

the growth

Ai' is late in growth. I started realize this when he was 9 months. his weight was stuck, and that is not normal. too late I know. a 9 months baby should have been able to sit stable. and crawl. and stand up holding on something. he did neither one.
Ai' itu terlambat tumbuh kembangnya. aku baru benar-benar menyadarinya ketika umurnya sudah 9 bulan. beratnya ngga nambah, jelas itu ngga normal. terlambat memang. anak umur 9 bulan harusnya sudah bisa duduk tegak. merangkak. atau berdiri berpegangan. Ai' belum bisa apa pun.

so I went to a doctor, a growth specialist. she told me many possibilities that may caused this late growth of Ai'. it was so horrible I couldn't stand not to cry. I almost got fainted I got out the doctor's room to get some air and breathe.
lalu aku mengajaknya konsultasi ke dokter spesialis tumbuh kembang anak. kata dokternya, ada banyak kemungkinan yang menyebabkan keterlambatan ini. kedengarannya mengerikan. aku ngga tahan waktu dengar dokter menjelaskan. nangis. mau pingsan. aku sampai lari keluar, cari udara segar.

Ai' was underweight. the first diagnose was he got TBC. and the worst was, he might has CMV that he got while in pregnancy. to make sure which one he was having, he needed to have some blood test, and X-ray, and mantoux test. that was the first filter.
berat badan Ai' kurang. diagnosa pertama dia kena TBC. diagnosa terburuk, dia kena CMV yang kemungkinan didapat sewaktu dia masih dalam kandungan. untuk meyakinkan mana yang dia idap, dia harus menjalani serangkaian tes darah, rontgen, dan tes mantoux.

positive. Ai' was having TBC. so we worked on that before doing a CT-scan, that might not be needed if TBC treatment brings developments. beside the treatment for the TBC, we give him a therapy for his motoric activity.
hasilnya positif. Ai' kena TBC. langkah pertama adalah penyembuhan TBC-nya. CT-scan untuk pembuktian CMV mungkin tidak diperlukan, kalau pengobatan ini berhasil memberi kemajuan. selain pengobatan rutin, Ai' juga diberi terapi untuk latihan motoriknya.



he used to 'swim' on the floor to move from here to anywhere
dulu dia 'berenang' kalau pengin ke mana-mana
 


we do the therapy twice a week in the first month. and now once a week. at the beginning doing the therapy was such an abuse, but later as he knows the therapist, he enjoys it and thinks it was a play time.
di bulan pertama, terapi-nya dua kali seminggu. sekarang seminggu sekali. awalnya, menjalani terapi itu seperti siksaan. tapi setelah dia hapal dengan terapisnya, dia bisa menikmati. malah dia pikir itu main-main aja..
 


we bring him go swimming. well we need to this more often
kami juga mengajaknya berenang. kalau ini masih kurang sering...



now he can sit stable for quite long. and he can stand holding on table, or us
sekarang Ai' bisa duduk tegak cukup lama. bisa berdiri berpegangan meja, atau orang dewasa.
 

and he crawls.
dan dia merangkak.



I know it is still too late for a 13 months baby. but it is better late than never. we will not stop giving him more stimulation to catch up the growth. wish us luck!
aku tahu, ini masih ketinggalan jauh untuk bayi 13 bulan. tapi mending telat daripada enggak sama sekali. kami tidak akan berhenti memberi stimulasi untuk mengejar ketertinggalan pertumbuhannya. doakan kami ya...





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18 comments:

dek.titut said...

Keponakanku, Widya - TBC waktu umur 6 bulanan. Ketahuan krn berat badannya ga naik2. Dokter bilang, krn TBC itu - dia akan jadi anak cebol dan akan punya IQ yang rendah. You have to see her now. She is not cebol at all. Talking about IQ she is ... (I will skip since I don't believe in IQ). She dance javaness dancing beautifully, and performes quite regularly in TMII. She is gorgeous. Two years ago, we found she totally lost permanently her in her right ear due my sister's measles during her pregnancy. Her hearing in left ear is now declining. She is using hearing aids, which make her looks more beautiful (and give her professional look). She is awesome, and so Dek A'i is. And I think she will be (always) alright, and so Dek A'i will be.

dek.titut said...

Ooooppss! I missed something there! Should have been written like this:

... she totally lost permanently her hearing in her bla bla bla

didut said...

goodluck mbak buat dek Ai ^^

BunSal said...

Alhamdulillah...
congratulations for Mas Ai'....
he will be as gorgeous as his parents, his eldest sis, and his twin bro...
insyaallah, amin..

Latree said...

terima kasih, semuanya. this sure strengthen me.

your niece is amazing, tut. prayers for her...

tiarastantrums said...

oh - I hope all works out for the best

Cecily R said...

Oh, Latree, he is so sweet! It sounds like you're doing exactly what you should be to help him grow and develop as he should. Lots of positive vibes and virtual hugs your way!

Latree said...

thank you Tiara and Cecily.

I love internet, you can have virtual hugs that comforts you like real ones.
*Hugs*

lawabiroe said...

waah,, udah banyak kemajuan
jadi gak sabar liat dek Ai' jalan dan lari2... :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Well, he's certainly adorable! Sure hope he continues to improve.

Vicky Laurentina said...

Dear Mbak Latree, having TBC is not the end of the world. My pops has diagnosed lotta babies as young as Ai as TBC but the patients are fine nowadays. All you need is give Ai the right drugs properly and you'll see that he'll recover.

Meanwhile we must thank God that delayed development could be diagnosed now since the children are still under two. And I'm so glad that physiotherapist can manage the delayed development well. If you cooperate with your pediatrician and your physiotherapist, I'm sure that Ai will grow as good as normal children.

Never stop your effort and pray. Hugz! >:D<

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Latree said...

@om lowo kapan dong maen ke semarang? :D

@thank you, dina

@vicky, TBC itu melegakan. What frightened me was the possibility of CMV. My friend has a daughter with CMV and it is hard to face such a fact. I'm glad everything goes well so far. Hope it will go better. Thank you :)

Forgetfulone said...

What a precious boy! So cute. I have no doubt the therapy will help.

teresa said...

Brave Mom and brave Boy :) What a special story, Mbak.

pinkparis said...

I'm sure he can survive well, because he has you :)

Are You Serious! said...

I'm glad he's doing better! He's so cute in the pool!

Honey Mommy said...

Looks like he is improving quickly! Good luck with the therapy!