*Bonnie* (justreadmyspine) wrote,

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Ilán's 2-Month Doctor Appointment

Ilán had his 2-month (he's actually 9-1/2 weeks now) well-baby check-up today. He's growing right on course:

Weight: 10 lbs, 12 oz
Height: 22-something"
Height Compared To Weight: 50th percentile
Head: Almost 16" (75th percentile)

He's meeting all the development milestones (holding his head up, putting his hands together, smiling and laughing, following you with his eyes and head, etc.).

We talked about the GER (acid reflux) because the two medicines he was on weren't helping and he's still showing all the signs and is still extremely fussy (often times he will literally scream and scream until he turns purple). I mentioned that he has raspy breathing which I'd heard could be related to the GER, so the doctor listened with the stethoscope and said it's not coming from his lungs or his nose, so he thinks it's actually his trachea. This could be caused by three different things - 1) the acid constantly going up and down and irritating it, 2) a sort of web-like structure at the bottom, or 3) something called Tracheomalacia, which means that it is soft. If it's due to the acid, the treatment is controlling the GER. If it's the web thing, they can do a laser treatment to correct it. If it's Tracheomalacia, they usually just have to outgrow it (it will strengthen and become less soft as they get older). In a week or two, we are taking him to Children's Hospital to see a gastrointestinal doctor for the GER and the trachea thing. The doctor said that chances are, they will have to put Ilán under and look down his throat and possibly into his tummy. This scares the shit out of me, but I want him to feel better so we have to do what needs to be done.

He also had his vaccinations today. Three different shots - one in one thigh, and two in the other. He screamed his head off during them, but then stopped right after, I picked him up, and he fell asleep :P He's been a bit sleepy since, and I think he has a slight fever so we went out and got Tylenol and will give it to him when he wakes up. Everyone told me I would cry when he got the shots, but I didn't. Probably because I see him scream like that everyday :(

On a kind of unrelated note, last week I started counseling for post-partum depression and body image issues. It's the same counselor Tony and I went to before, and she's great, so I'm hoping it will do me some good. I have my second session tomorrow.

That's all I have time to write at the moment, I'll try to post again soon though, and I still need to edit and post my birth story...
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