This morning Addie had her two month baby well check on post. We saw yet ANOTHER doctor; I think that makes it five now. I wish we could work with the same doc each time instead of having to explain her medical condition and how we're treating it at each appointment. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 9 oz. and was 23 inches long. The doc said that she is two pounds under where we she should be for her age, but that it's not surprising with her reflux. On her examination she noted that Adeline has eczema (something she inherited from her mama) and she could have allergies and asthma one day since it runs in both sides of our family and are inherited conditions. She gave her Eucerin to help the eczema and we are to apply it daily. The doc also gave Addie a prescription for Vitamin D and tylenol since she had her first immunization today.
Upon her exam she said that Addie was an excellent baby--and very cute =). Adeline didn't make a peep during our wait or her physical, just looked around wide-eyed. At the end of her appointment we discussed the immunizations she would receive today. The recommended shots at two months are composed of DTAP, HiB, HEP B, RV, PCB, and IPV. Tim and I have researched the current immunization schedule and dosages and have decided to separate each one of her shots, instead of getting them all at once. Adeline will get all of her immunizations, just one at a time. There has been a dramatic increase in the shots given and their doses since we were babies, and we feel more comfortable separating each shot so there's not so much entering her body at one time and so we can more properly check for any reactions. Addie will obviously have to go to the clinic more frequently to follow our schedule. But after seeing her reaction to one shot, I can't imagine her having gotten five more today! Her doctor did not support our decision and tried to convince me otherwise, but she did allow us to get only the one shot today.
After our appointment we checked in at the immunization clinic and waited for 30 minutes to be seen. Addie was sleeping after just eating and was RUDELY awakened by her injection. The poor baby's eyes shot open, her face turned red, and she screamed bloody murder. After one good scream it took her several seconds to catch her breath to keep crying =(. She only cried for about a minute before drifting off to sleep again. Next week we'll head back to the walk-in clinic for another shot.
Then we went to the pharmacy to pick up her prescriptions. If you've ever been to an Army pharmacy you know that the wait it usually around one hour--ugh! During our wait Addie and I went to the Tricare office to switch our providers to Tucson's Davis Monthan Air Force Base and then returned for our meds...where we still had to wait for our number to be called. Adeline was an angel during the entire three hour trip! We are truly blessed with a good baby!
P.S. Tomorrow morning Addie has her first trip to the Children's Hospital for her GI scan. We'd greatly appreciate your prayers that all goes smoothly!