Gotto record this … I used to note down his health check result in a journal before I started this blog…
Mal visited the doc for the 1st time since we came here. It was his 2nd year health check on 20 April 2006. Before this check we were there last month for his 1st Booster DPT/DT Vaccine. The doctor did not see him then as we need an appointment and also he has to be 2 years old for the check up.
Mal was apprehensive and clung on to Mummy throughout the whole check up! I am not sure whether his fear was because he remembered that he had his vaccine there a month ago or he simply afraid of strangers coming so close. The nurse had to take his height, weight, blood pressure before seeing the doctor and Mal didn’t even want to stand on the weighing machine to have his weight taken! And when it was finally the doctor’s turn, he practically clung on to me for dear life and was screaming his head off when the doctor tried to use a torch to look into his ears and asked him to lie down on the bed so that he could check his stomach and private parts.
His weight is 12.9 kg, height is 86.6 cm and his head circumference is 19 inches. The doctor told me that he is at the 50th percentile so is an average size boy. But upon closer scrutiny by me, I went back to plot his measurements on the graphs that I had in his health booklet, I found out that Mal’s head circumference and height were in the 50th percentile but his Mal’s weight was above the 75th percentile! No wonder he looks rounder and rounder these days!
Mal’s height and weight used to be in the 90th percentile when he was around 1 year old and when he was about 18 months, they dropped to the 75th percentile. Now he is close to the 50th percentile except for his weight.
Mal also had his HepA jab today. Back home, this is not required but we let Mal had it anyway. Daddy reached the clinic in time for his jab and with another person to distract him, Mal did not cry at all when the nurse gave him his jab on his thigh