Wednesday, January 13
I have so many thoughts bouncing around my head. I can't articulate them right now... so things have been a little slow on the blog front. Maybe one day we'll get there... :)
Today Colby graduated from the Lasix. He'll still see his pulmonologist in 3 months and then every year there after (assuming his 3 month visit goes well). It was nice to graduate. He also got weighed and weighed in at 13lbs 13oz. This puts Colby on the 6 month curveuncorrected. This is HUGE. He is on the growth curve as if he was born full term 6 months ago. He is surpassing everyones expectations.
We've been trying to get his blood draw done for the past week or so. We have been back to the pediatrician 3 times... all three have ended in failures. The pediatrician can only poke him 2x a visit. The first visit they tried each arm once. Then the subsequent 2 visits they only tried 1 time. I went on Monday and they swear they almost got it, so I was specifically told to come back today. We stopped by after the pulmonologist and after hydrating the little guy with 4+oz. After trying in the same arm as Monday the nurse told me that the vein was "too damaged" and needed more time to heal-- like 1 or 2 weeks. I was probably being overly sensitive, but I felt like she was lecturing me for bringing him back today after only 2 days. But I was told to. Oh well, now we wait for the pedi to send down her recommendation. We might have to go back to Children's in Boston to have them try. We'll see...
I wanted to thank everyone for the suggestions of blogs to check out. A few people offered emails, but I don't think I'm quite there yet. :)