Thursday, January 12, 2006

Baby Update

They had their 2 months check-up yesterday:
  • J is 9 lbs. and M is 10 lbs. 8 oz.
  • they are both mostly normal in terms of development, perhaps behind on a couple of things, but no big deal
  • Dr. suspects J's wet breathing would be explained by laryngeal malacia and is sending him to a specialist to confirm it; if so, it's not a serious thing, and he'll outgrow it
  • J is still (somewhat inexplicably) yellow and anemic, so he must continue to get blood drawn and see a hemotologist
  • it is fine to take them out if they are bundled up and in a rain cover, but since it is doubtful that they'll get the shots for RSV, avoid places where air is trapped such as the subway or crowded public places, and also avoid visits from children
  • they got their vaccinations, and it was pretty uneventful compared to how bad other parents say it is; I guess that's because we've already seen the babies get so many IVs and blood tests that it didn't seem severe
  • a naked little toddler ran up to our exam room to say hello - can't wait till we get to that stage!


Blogger Jen said...

Ugh. I can't believe they don't qualify for Synagis. Were they not premature enough?! Insurance just sucks (though not having it sucks worse, I know). Glad to hear they are doing pretty well otherwise, and I hope you get answers on the breathing and anemia soon.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous bri said...

Yeah, that qualification thing is absolutely one of the stupidest. Sorry. I can come smoke on them if it would help. Anything to help.

They sure are cute as buttons, in any case.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Thanks for stopping off at my blog a while ago. I've just been catching up on yours.

1:27 PM  

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