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by Summerly Rowlands

2 year old update: Girlfriend weighed in at 20 lbs 2 oz and measured 31.75 inches long putting her in the third percentile for both, which means that for the FIRST TIME EVER she’s on the actual growth chart for weight and height together!!! YOU GROW, GIRL! 🤗


18 month visit: Izzy had her 18 month check-up in January and weighed in at 16 pounds 15 ounces and measured 30.25 inches long. Since she didn’t gain what they would like to see from her last visit in November where she weighted in at 16 pounds 9 ounces (after losing a little from being sick), the doctor recommended starting her on Pediasure. If that doesn’t help by the time we go back in for another weight check, we will look into re-opening services with the nutrition team at Akron Children’s.

Enjoying the scenery or trying to escape? 😆


1 year old update: Izzy continues to do well with all allowed shots, and we will see about live vaccines here soon! She has had a pediatrician appointment close to every month, and in her first year she has only been prescribed one antibiotic for a slight ear infection – Amoxicillin in June! Izzy’s doctor is “impressed” by her and is glad that she was able to show that her immune system could withstand respiratory sickness, as she had to come in for a fever and flu-like symptoms in both February and April. Like all of Izzy’s doctors, her pediatrician is very pleased with her growth. She had her 1 year check up on July 7th and weighed in at 15 pounds 13 ounces, measured 28 inches long, with her head circumference at 17! Her doctor recognizes how hard we have all worked to get to this point and is so proud of her progress. 💜

Not feeling well, but still smiling 🥰


As 2021 comes to an end, Izzy continues to trend in the right direction!

She has had 8 visits to her pediatrician since being born – 6 of which were after her inpatient discharge.

The pediatrician Izzy sees is wonderful. She is a great communicator and care coordinator. She is there when we need her, but she also understands that Izzy’s diagnosis is out of her scope. She told Sterling and I that she will help us in any way she can and she will make sure Izzy is getting everything that she needs, but while she will specialize in Izzy’s check-ups and immunizations, everything else is already in the right hands. She even gave us her personal number in case of emergency.

Last pediatrician appointment of the year was December 21st. Next appointment will be in January.