Friday, January 5, 2007

Matty and Emma's 2 month checkup

So, we went to the doctor's yesterday for Matthew and Emma's 2 month checkup. Emma weighs 7 lbs 13 oz!! But, Matty only gained 2 oz in one week (doc would like th em to gain about 1oz/day), so our little peanut is only up to 5lbs 9 oz. I talked to the doc in length about Matty's reflux. We have decided to switch him back to Alimentum formula, increased his Zantac medicine, and schedule an appointment with a Pediatric GI doctor. We also took him for bloodwork yesterday to make sure all is ok-he's been looking quite pale to me and I just want to rule out there are any issues with his bloodwork.
So, amazingly, we switched him to the Alimentum immediately yesterday, and the difference was amazing! Instantly, he did not vomit, and he seemed so much happier-I guess because he was actually keeping something down and felt full! He slept much better, did not cry when we fed him-Alimentum really helped! So, hopefully, when we go back in one week, he will have gained weight appropriately.
Oh, and as Matty was on the weighing table, he was on his belly. Tom was watching him get mad, and all the sudden, he rolled over!!! So, amazingly our little peanut is so strong he rolled over just like our little "meatball" Austin! The boys are rolling over-I guess I have to start working on the girls!!!
As for Katie, she is going back to CHOP on Monday. She will be re-evaluated with a swallow study, MRI, and scope. Docs want to see if there is any improvement with her tracheamalacia, and whether she can bottle feed. It is my understanding if she CANNOT bottlefeed, she will then come home with a feeding tube in her nose, or a more permanent one in her belly. When I say permanent, I mean permanent for a few months only. Eventually, when her tracheamalacia improves, she will feed on her own. It just depends on how much her windpipe has strengthened.


kim said...

Hi Ann
Glad to hear that everyone is doing good. Katie sounds like she is doing good. I know you will be so happy when she comes home.

April Semmel said...

Hi Ann,

Everyone is doing great! I am so happy to hear that all is well and coming along. Happy and Healthy New Year!

Take care,