Sunday, October 2, 2011

Laaaiiiid back

So the test on Tuesday went just fine. Landry was a trooper about having to fast. We were supposed to get to the hospital at 9:00, which we did, but didn't start the test until 9:40. I figured this would happen so I fed him at 6:45 which ended up being perfect for his 3 hours of fasting. He was great and during the test, he was actually content because his stomach was full of the dye he had to drink. It was pretty interesting to get to see how this test works. He has had it twice before but I wasn't in the room. He lays under a machine that shows a live picture of his stomach and intestines so you can watch the dye go through it in real time - not just x-ray still pictures. The surgeon was in the room as well and she was very pleased with the rate that it moved through the area that was reconnected. The discretion between the larger portion and smaller portion didn't seem to be much different to me than it was a month ago but the surgeon said it actually was a lot better but would still take several months to go back to normal. I was reassured to hear that the dye could travel through the part that was reattached at a great rate. I wonder though if this will still be the case when he starts solids in a few months. I will have to ask about this. I was already planning on holding him off until closer to 6 months to begin solids but it seems like it might be harder for his intestines to pass this thru since it will be thicker. Who knows...I'm not a doctor (although I can pretend!) but it just seems this might be something we need to carefully watch. The doctor wants to see Landry again for a follow up in three months so we can discuss this then perhaps. The doctor also talked to our regular pediatrician about Landry's vaccines. We are going to space them out so that his body doesn't get overwhelmed. We are also going to skip some of the more unnecessary ones or put them off until later.

Landry continues to be the easiest baby ever. It makes for a very happy mama!! It sure makes having two much less difficult than it could be. We sure love our sweet, sweet boy!

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