Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Check-Ups Galore

What a busy day we had today! Bailey and Adrienne were scheduled for their well baby appointments (Bailey for 2 months, Adrienne for 2 years) and then late last night Brookie started running a high fever. Thankfully they got them all in together and made the whole process as painless as possible but it was still a daunting task. Here's how they all checked out...


All of the usual suspects for high fevers checked out great. She has been having some accidents that are NOT like her so I had mentioned a possible UTI. Sure enough, her urine showed bacteria in it. However, before putting her on an antibiotic they said they really wanted to get the culture back in order to give her the proper one. At the time that seemed reasonable but since then I have been on the phone with the doctor due to Brooke having a pesky fever in the mid 104's. It's been awful and the poor girl is pitiful! They said they would call back in the morning with more information on what medicine she'll be on but it's just SO frustrating that she's so sick right now. It breaks my heart! She also weighed in today at mere 133 pounds with shoes and jeans on. What a peanut!


All checked out great with her! She weighed in at 24 pounds, 12 ounces and is 33 inches tall... 25th percentile for weight and 50th for height. She, too, is just a peanut! My girls always get super big as babies, stop growing once they get mobile, and stay tiny. That's the trend thus far, anyways. The doctor was quite pleased with her development!


She is a chubby girl for now... 13 pounds, 12 ounces and 22 inches long- 95Th percentile for weight, 50Th for height. I'm telling you, though, the other girls were within a pound of that at this age, also. I must make whole milk or something:-) Lol. The reflux has still been a HUGE problem for us and the doctor was concerned about that. Even though she's gaining weight it's still a problem because I literally have to feed her constantly. She almost always throws up everything I give to her so it takes me an hour of feeding her sometimes to get it to stay down. It makes managing the other two girls difficult at times. Anyways, he had determined that she needed to see a specialist to figure out why she's vomiting so much so often and then, it happened... She threw up everywhere. It wasn't near the amount that she usually vomits but nonetheless, the doctor grew MUCH more concerned when he saw it with his own two eyes. He said that it's not safe for her, obviously, and there's no reason why that amount would be normal by any means. That kind of made me feel good because it validated my fears about all this. At the same time, though, it made me more nervous because if the doctor is concerned, should I be, too? He's supposed to be calling me within a couple of days with a plan of attack. He said he wanted to think about it and talk to some other doctors as to what test and/or medications that should be included in the plan. I just want her to get better!

In other Bailey news, she had her Roto Virus oral vaccine (which she threw up, go figure) and then three shots. She was PITIFUL and I cried right along with her! She has been grumpy and tired this afternoon and has been exceptionally sleepy.

So, that's the scoop on my girls. We have a few minor issues but in the grand scheme of things, my girls are growing strong and healthy! Thank you, God! We are incredibly blessed:-)


MONICA-LnP said...

hope Brooke feels better soon.and a little note you wrote she weighs 133 pounds?
wow how time flies,Glad everything is going good!

Jillian said...

Lol... Oops, thanks for the correction. 33 pounds! I'm not ready for 133!!! haha