Thursday, October 16, 2008

Poor Baby...

LOL We were not able to get him him circumcised at the hospital because of that hurricane threat. So I scheduled it for Oct 7th. He was 4 weeks by then, but that's the soonest they could get me in. Then he ended up with a fever. So they sent us to the hospital. Apparently anything over 100.4 in a baby 1 month or younger is cause for concern. And they are supposed to hospitalize them and have lots of tests run to rule out anything serious. So we were admitted at the children's hospital and he had blood drawn. He made such a fuss over it that they had to try again in his little foot. Then they tried to insert the IV. They couldn't get it so they ended up putting it in the other foot. Then they had to run a spinal tap on the poor baby. Then the IV ended up clotting so they had to move it to the other hand. I felt soooo bad for him! I was able to stay there with him. Luckily my husband was home so that he could take care of the other two kids. We were in the hospital for two days. The test results all came back normal. TG.

So we set up another appointment with the Dr for his circumcision. Well this time he found a heart murmur! So he sent us to get some x-rays done and to see the pediatric cardiologist. He had to be held down for the x-rays, which he didn't really mind. And then he had lots of sticky things attached to him for the EKG. Again he really didn't mind. Then he had to have an ultrasound to look at his heart. They used his blanket to hold his arms down. He seemed to be very comfortable though. In fact, he almost fell asleep. LOL It's about time he went through something that wasn't so harsh on him! Our next appointment there is in April of next year. So we aren't looking too bad.

I am almost scared to take him back to see the pediatrician. What else could he find?! At this rate we are never going to get him circumcised!

Well other than all of that, he is doing great! He sleeps well, eats well, potties well. LOL You know what I mean.

He was born at:
7lbs, 13oz
21 1/4 inches

At 1 1/2 weeks he was:
8lbs, 2oz
21 inches

At 2 1/2 weeks he was:
8lbs, 12oz
21 inches

At 4 weeks he was:
10lbs, 2oz
22 inches

And at 5 weeks he is:
10lbs, 12oz
23 inches

So he gaining a lot of weight and growing bigger every day! I keep telling him to stop growing, but he won't listen to me. He's my last, I want him to be a baby for a long time. I started noticing today how much bigger Kaleb really is. It kind of makes me sad... :(

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