Thursday, March 08, 2007


Dorothy's checkup went well. She was right around 50th percentile for pretty much everything, weighing in at 16lbs, 10oz and measuring 25 inches in length. Developmentally she is right on target, too.

Then came the shots. Of course, she was mad as a hornet when the shots were given. I gave her some Tylenol before the appointment and then again before I left for work. She was a bit fussy for my mom, but not too bad. When we got home, I tried to give her some more Tylenol because she felt like she had a little fever.... and it was messy. She gagged and threw up all over me and the carpet. So I waited a few minutes and then tried again. Same thing. So she just ended up having a fever pretty much all night. She woke up several times, but wasn't wanting to take her bottle. She didn't want much yesterday either. She only took about 4 onces from each bottle, and that was with some coaxing. The diarrhea wasn't much fun, either. She still had that even this morning. She exploded out of her diaper BIG TIME.

Let's just say shots aren't our favorite thing. And I'm glad she doesn't have to have any next time she goes to the doctor.

On another subject, I have a consult scheduled with a new Peri. that my old Peri. recommended. The appointment is set for the 22nd of this month. Hopefully I like her. We'll mainly just talk about what timing would be best and what the treatment plan would be. I definitely don't want to go into another pregnancy wondering what is coming.

1 comment:

purple_kangaroo said...

Poor Dorothy. Did you let the doctor know she had this kind of reaction to the vaccines?