Thursday, February 19, 2009

1st visit to the Pediatrician

We had our 1st visit to our pediatrician this morning. His pediatrician came highly recommended to us by several people at Vanderbilt. Most importantly, his office happens to be located on our road. Talk about convenient! The Dr. was familiar with Cain’s heart defects and understood how important it is that Cain not be exposed to anything or anyone that could make him sick. He suggested that when we have appointments with him we bring Cain in for the 1st appointment of the day or the 1st appointment after lunch. They also said they would immediately take us back to a patient room so Cain did not have to wait in the waiting area with other sick children. You have no idea how happy this made us as we were already scared of having to take Cain to a pediatrician office.

One of the most important things that Cain’s pediatrician will follow is Cain’s weight. We were very pleased today to find out that he had gained 2 ounces since he left the hospital. He weighed 7lbs. today. He is still under his birth weight but he is gaining weight so that is great!

Cain also received the first part of his RSV vaccination today. Hopefully we will NEVER have to worry about RSV.

When we returned home from our visit to the pediatrician Sadie (our dog) was outside in our front yard! For those of you that don’t know, she is an inside dog. We let her out this morning and forgot to let her in before we left. This is the first time in 6 years that this has ever happened. Needless to say…I don’t think she was too happy with us!

We ended our day with giving Cain his 1st bath tonight. During his hospital stay he only received a few sponges baths in his bed. From what we could tell Cain seemed to like his bath. He was very cooperative and never cried. We hope all his baths are this easy! Wishful thinking...right?

1 comment:

Kristy Statham said...

WOOHOOO - I am so happy to hear that you three are home. Cain is such a beautiful baby now that I can see his little face. Thanks again for all the updates and pictures.