Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Adventures with Alex - 2 weeks

Well, we went today for Lil' Man's 2 weeks check up and his weight was 7 pounds 5 ounces.  He was supposed to be back at his birth weight by 2 weeks, which was 7 pounds 13 ounces.  We discussed how much he had been spitting up lately and I didn't think he was holding anything down.  The doctor then thought something might be wrong and he might not be keeping enough milk in his tummy.  We were then sent to ECM for an upper GI scan.
Alex in his hospital gown on the radiology table for his GI scan
As I sat and watched the monitor, my heart felt like it was breaking.  They made a bottle of some kind of white liquid that they would be able to see.  The had a "live x-ray" where I watched as he drank this liquid.  His stomach filled up and a tiny bit began to slowly go into his intestines.  He took about an ounce and a half of this liquid.  When he stopped taking it and turned away from the bottle, I watched as his esophagus started having spasms and this liquid began coming right back up.  They estimated that at least 1/2 an ounce came back up.  There were no other blockages, but they diagnosis him with re-flux that requires medication 3 times a day.  They are planning to check him again at 6 months and then again at 1 year, hoping at some point he will no longer require medication.  He's still so strong and tough.

Then on to my 2 week appointment and of course the most gorgeous man was the center of attention.
This is my nurse practitioner that cared for me until 32 weeks, Lori Pace.
This is Lori's nurse, Lori 
This is my doctor, Dr. Keith.  
Alex still showing he's tired.
His 2 week picture made by Lyssa.
Lil' Man at 2 weeks

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