Thursday, September 27, 2012

Clinic 9/26/12

Between regular pediatrician visits and the CF Clinic appointments I feel like we're taking her to the doctor every week!  But I would rather be going in for check ups than to be going in because she's sick so I won't complain!

Everything looked good as far as her weight gain goes.  She weighed 13 lbs 12 oz today.  She's taking 6 oz bottles now and we're still adding an extra scoop of formula to increase the calories.  The dietician told us we can start giving her rice cereal now too if we want.

We're almost finished with the antibiotic and she seems to be feeling pretty well lately.  We talked about getting her a flu shot in November since she'll be over 6 months old and we also talked about getting Synagis shots to help keep her from getting RSV.  Dr. R said that while it is important for her to get the Synagis shots, it is even more important for her to be protected from the flu.  I didn't realize how bad it would be if she got the flu but apparently it isn't pretty.  I had already planned on being pretty cautious this winter and making sure she isn't around anyone who is sick but this made me even more nervous!  I would love to keep her in a bubble and never leave the house but I know we can't do that.  So I guess we'll just make sure we all wash our hands 100 times a day and hopefully that will be enough to keep us healthy!

Now for the sad part...
She has to get annual lab work and a chest x-ray so they told us we were going to do that at this appointment.  We went down to the lab and laid her on the table next to SEVEN empty tubes that they were supposed to fill with blood. SEVEN!  Two different nurses and several half-successful attempts later we decided to call it quits and finish the lab work another time.  She was screaming the entire time and it felt like we were torturing her.  Ryan and I couldn't handle it anymore.  They got 5 out of the 7 so we have to try again next month...this momma is not looking forward to it!

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