Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cardiologist Appointment

Brandon's cardiologist appointment went well today. His EKG was good and his ASD closed. He still has the VSD but the doctor said it is smaller. She said it should still close on its own. If she was at all concerned that it wouldn't he would have had the surgery to close it already. He doesn't need to go back for another 6 months. Brandon weighs 12 pounds, 8 ounces.

I spoke to the GI specialist the other day because Brandon has been screaming after the first ounce during each bottle. Feeding him has been pretty difficult lately because of the screaming. I am not sure if it is his reflux or something else that is bothering him. The GI specialist told me to start giving him prevacid but to also keep him on the zantac. This way it will give the prevacid time to kick in. Then he will remove the zantac. He said if the prevacid does not make a difference then the screaming could be a behavioral thing. The bottle issues started a month ago then seemed to get better for a few days but lately have been bad again. I was talking to the cardiologist and she said that it could have initially been his reflux but that he can have a fear of his bottles now because it used to hurt when he had them. We go to the pediatrician next week for his 6 month appointment so I will talk to him then and see what he says. I want to know how to get him past his fear if that is what is going on.

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