Thursday, April 25, 2013

Doctors, doctors and ugh....

This week was crazy busy with Doctor's appointments, mostly for Ryder.

Monday was Ryder's 1 year check up and Noah's 7 year check up.
At his seven year check up (on 04/22/13) Noah's stats were as followed: BP: 96/68
Height: 3' 10.61
Weight: 45 lb 9.6 oz

So although he's a bit on the small side he is healthy.  Everyone at school loves him and talk about how well behaved he is and how he is polite and courteous.  He loves his video games.  He is starting to read more and ore and really likes it!

Ryder at 1 year:

*still in size 4 diapers
*still in mostly 12 month clothes with a few 18 month

*started cruising and will occasionally stand on his own
*pulling himself up to standing on everything
*is taking about  24 ounces of Elecare Jr formula from a bottle

*eats a variety of fruits and veggies, puffs, Cheerios, pasta, graham crackers, Ritz crackers
*laughs and smiles a lot when he is feeling good
*sleeps 1 5-6 hour stretch each night, still waking up every 2 hours some nights
*still very ticklish!
* 5 teeth!
*weight 19 lb 10.5 oz
*still height 30 inches
*head 18.3 inches

So we have decided the best coarse of action at this point is to see someone at Children's Hospital Boston.  His PCP put in a referral to get the ball rolling.

Tuesday Ryder had an appointment with Allergy for a second opinion.  The doctor and I went over his history and he feels that if it is a food allergy it is a non IG-e mediated reaction (more on that later).  The doctor did order some blood work to rule out the possibility of an auto immune deficiency, and agreed CH-B was the place to go.  After the appointment we went to the lab where they tried 3 separate time to draw blood with no success.  We had to try a different lab Wednesday Morning.

ETA: those tests came back normal

Wednesday Ryder had an appointment with ENT to discuss his recurrent ear infections especially since the last on resulted in a ruptured ear drum.  So long story short Ryder will be getting tubes:(  We came to this decision for multiple reasons.  When Ryder gets an ear infection he doesn't have the usual symptoms, anti biotic wreck havoc on his already  sick digestive tract and if he does get an infect with tubes we can use antibiotic drops directly into the ear instead of oral or IM anti biotic.
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