Thursday, July 31, 2008

2-month checkup!

My little chunky monkey is in fact a chunky monkey! He's now 23 in. long and weighs 12lbs 4 oz! He's in the 90th percentile for his weight!

Ryan is still so gassy and fussy all the time, so I went ahead and talked to his doctor about it again. She switched his formula to a soy-based one last time, thinking that he just had a milk allergy. That hasn't helped one bit, so she gave us some samples of Alimentum, which is a hypo-allergenic formula. She thinks he has an allergy to one of the components of normal formula. I'm supposed to call her on Monday to let her know if it helped. If so, we get to deal with the $30 a bottle vs $14 with normal formula. (yay *sarcasm*) If not, she's going to refer him to a gastroenterologist to make sure there's nothing more serious going on.

He also has an umbilical hernia which may need surgery to fix. At this point, she says it's not necessary; his stomach muscles are still developing and may fix the problem on its own. If not, at his 4 month checkup, she'll go ahead and schedule him for surgery. :-(

Today, he also got his first immunizations besides the one they gave him when he was born. He was NOT happy! I thought I was prepared since I have already been through it with Dalton, not to mention Ryan screams constantly day and night. I was wrong! I have NEVER heard him scream that badly at all! I almost cried myself. :-(


Ashley said...

Thats the formula Ava is on... after about 20 others. It didnt help right away for her, I had to give it a few weeks, but she does really well on it. Good luck

Shauna said...

Thanks! I hope it's either that or the gastroenterologist, and I never thought I'd be happy to settle for an allergy. lol