Monday, September 5, 2011

Home again, home again

Well - we brought Landry home today which is great. He is doing just wonderful - still having a little diarrhea but not enough that it should dehydrate him again. I love our surgeon - she came in today to see Landry on her day off before he went home. It was great to be able to ask her some of my questions but unfortunately, she still doesn't know exactly why this happened. It could have been just a virus. More likely though I think, the vaccines triggered this reaction in him. His immune system isn't as strong as a typical two month old because of his surgeries and hospital stays. The vaccines are typically rougher on these types of kids. He isn't going to get the rotavirus vaccine at all now - the doctor felt that since he wouldn't be going to daycare, his chance of exposure is far less. Plus, it is a newer vaccine and does not work 100% of the time anyway. In two months, his next round of vaccines is scheduled. They might be postponed until he is stronger, or we might space them out so as not to overload his body all at once. At any rate, it is great to have him home and get everything back in order again.

We meet with the surgeon on Wednesday for a follow up appointment. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful doctor in our area. I asked her about Landry seeing a pediatric gastroenterologist. There is one that comes over quarterly from Seattle Children't Hospital. Unfortunately, she was just out so she won't be back for a couple months. However, if this is something that continues, or if we need to make a decision about whether or not to operate again, I would love to meet with this doctor. I am so grateful that Missoula has our surgeon but I wish we had more specialists. Perhaps I will just have to take him to CHOC for an extended OC visit!! Hehe - just kidding....or not... =)

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