Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dr. Visit


Kaebrie turned four months yesterday... That four months flew by for me. I ventured to the doctor for Kaebrie's four month and Owen's 18 month checkup. Kaebrie weighed almost 13 pounds and is growing very well. Owen still weighs 22 pounds. He is still not gaining weight as well as the doctor would like but seems very healthy.
We found out that Kaebrie has torticollis. Torticollis is a muscle disorder in her neck. She tilts her head only to one side and cannot move her head over to the left as well as she should. I have to take her into physical therapy to get the muscle loosened and help her head movements. Did I notice this? Yes, in fact this explains everything. She cried when I nursed on one side because her head couldn't move where it needed to. I struggled for two months getting her to feed from both sides well. She didn't have acid reflux, she was most likely uncomfortable and in pain. I guess you just have to be patient and alert at all times. Better to catch it now than later and have it become a bigger problem.
As for my little guy, he has to have surgery. They have to redo his circumcision. We have to take him to Primary Children's to meet with a surgeon and then schedule the big event. I'm not sure I can handle this very well. Putting him out seems so scary to me. He'll be tough and everything will be fine.

Needless to say, our doctor visit wasn't the best one. Shots aren't ever fun either. I thought Kaebrie was going to quit breathing because she was crying so hard.
I tried to get a cute photo of both of them but Kaebrie was screaming. It seems she is always screaming unless mommy is bouncing her. Owen didn't know what to do with her.