Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Weight check and Pulmonology

Since Camden was a preemie we have had to do weight checks at the pediatrician every week he has been home. Today was weight check number four. I thought today would be the last time but no, we go back next week. Sigh. It's not that big of a deal, but since Camden has DS and was a preemie he gets a whole slew of doctor appts. I might add that we live quite a distance from all of these doctors. Even when it's just a weight check, it feels like a lot. Anyhow, the good news is that Camden weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs 2 oz! Woot Woot! This is HUGE considering we started at 3 lbs 5 oz. We have been lowering his calories week by week to get him on the regular 20 calorie formula. Yes, we formula feed. I tried nursing and it just didn't work [more on that later]. If he gains well on the 20 calorie we can stop weight checks!

After the visit to the pediatrician we traveled on over to Cook Children's Medical Center for Camden's pulmonology appt. This referral was made so we could continue getting the Synagis shot. Camden qualifies for this because he was a preemie and has a congenital heart defect [more on that later]. Synagis is a shot that is given to babies at high risk for RSV. It does not prevent RSV, but it helps to lower the chances of getting it. This vaccine is EXPENSIVE! I'm talking $1600 a pop. Luckily for insurance we pay $50. He will have to get this again next month and then will be done until RSV season comes around again. I'm thankful that this is the only reason we will be seeing the pulmonologist. We can cross that one off our list next month!

Carter didn't want baby bubba to be scared so he
thought he would keep him company!

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