Friday, May 09, 2008

I am glad that this is over!

Last Thursday, Gavin had his six month checkup. He weighed in at 16 lbs. 6 oz. (40%), was 27 3/4" long (80%), and his head was 17" around (50%). I can't believe how much he has grown!! After all of the fun checkup stuff, came the not so fun stuff. Gavin definitely did not like getting his four vaccine shots (who would???).
That night, Gavin spiked a temperature of 103. I was a little concerned, because this is pretty high, even after having had vaccines that day. I called the doctor on call and I ended up getting connected with the nurse advice line. After going through the symptoms, they reccomended that I take him to the urgent care to get checked out. I really didn't want to, but I knew if anything happened, I would never forgive myself for not heeding their recommendation. We went to the urgent care, where they did blood work, a urine test and a chest xray. They did the chest xray because the little guy had a HORRIBLE cough. Of course, after spending $50 and an hour of my time, everything was fine.
Well, all in all, Gavin has been okay, except for the fact that he had had a fever all week. He was eating okay and doing fine, but we couldn't shake the fever. Well, I hope I am not jinxing anything, but we have been fever free for 36 hours. Keeping my fingers crossed that everything is okay!!


Natalie said...

I'm so glad he is okay. You are a good mommy!