Saturday, December 20, 2008

Growing growing growing

We had Nathan's 1st pediatrician's appt and he has managed to gain back all of the weight he lost in the NICU, plus surpassed his birthweight. YEAH!!! My little man went from a birth weight of 6lbs 9oz, to a low of 6lbs 30z in the NICU. He was 6lbs 6oz when he was discharged on 12/10 and was 7lbs 1oz when he was weighed at the Dr's office on 12/17. We go back on 1/5 for a 1mo recheck. We confirmed that the insurance company will pay for him to have the RSV vaccine Synagious. It's $1500/shot, once a month through May. Thankfully we have good insurance because we'd never be able to afford it otherwise. Michael will also be getting the vaccine. The Dr said that RSV in a child Jack's age is just a head cold. In a child Michael or Nathan's age, it's a week in the PICU under an oxygen tent. With Nathan already spending 9 days in the NICU, the last thing we all need is a week in the PICU.

Tomorrow is Nathan's actual due date. It's seems a little strange. With everything that has been happening with this pregnacy and subsequent delivery. It doesn't even feel like I was pregnant. If I didn't have the scar to prove it, I wouldn't seem like he got here any differently than my other two beautiful boys.


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