Monday, April 18, 2011

4 Month Check Up

Little G will be 4 months old in the 23rd, so I made an appointment for her shots and a check up. The appointment was today and went really well. She is in the 50 th percentile for weight and for the size of her head and is between the 50th and 85th percentile for height. She now weighs 14lbs 5.5oz... she has doubled her birth weight. Evreything looked great and it was time for her shots. H came with us so I had him hold Little G's legs while getting the shots. I tried to distract her with one of her toys, one second she is smiling at me the next is a look of confusion and then one of pain. It breaks my heart! She was fine after a few minutes and has been fine for the rest of the day. We didn't even need to give her any tylenol.

I also had a physical today. I described all of the crap that has been happening to me lately and my dr. listened really well. My heart is fine. She confirmed that the pain that I have been having is muscular and recommended some exercises for me to do. She prescribe an antacid to take twice a day to handle the acid reflux/heartburn and also thinks I may have gall stones. She took my blood pressure which was 110 over 70 and then wrote me a requisition for blood work and an abdominal ultrasound. Miraculously both the lab for the blood work and the office for the u/s were empty and I was able to go straight in. The tech at the u/s lab confirmed that I have at least one gall stone. Hopefully, I will be able to keep it in check with a change in my diet. Otherwise I will have to have an operation to have it removed. And, it will have to be done before I get pg (try to get) again. I go back next week for all of my results. oh yes,I also had a pap today. So I was officially completely poked and prodded. I feel pretty good and I know my dr is taking it all seriously. She tested me flr cholesterol, thyroid, sugars, etc and the abdominal u/s was very thorough. It feels really good to know that I am ok and also not crazy. For a while there I thought that my propensity for anxiety was causing my symptoms.

H was a star and took G and I to our appointments and entertained G while I was off seeing the various people. Even though a chu of it was spent in medical offices, it was a good day.


Valery said...

Wow, so happy to hear you had a good appointment. I know nothing of gall stones, but change of diet sounds less painful than an operation. Unless it is the change of the kind that you can never eat anything normal again...
I hope the exercises give you more confidence and less pain.

Sounds like you and H are great parents to little G!

Fran said...

Delighted to hear all your news. Little G is amazing and your doctor is great. Hopefully the gall stone will resolve without surgery. Love, fran