Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dax's appointments

Dax has had his two appointments for the week, and so far so good! Cardiology was yesterday and his echo looked good. There were not really any changes in his pressures or in the size of the holes in his heart, but as long as we're not getting any worse, then it's progress :) The bigger Dax is, the easier it is to fix the holes. The doctor did have us stop giving the digoxin now since everything is so well controlled. One more med down!!! Only four more to go!!!

Today we had the dentist, and this was one I was not looking forward to. 15 month old baby... Dentist... Ugh. It actually went really well though, and we are majorly impressed with this guy's waiting room. We've been to A LOT of pediatric specialists, but Snodgrass' waiting room at his Cool Springs office is awesome... Like a mini arcade... And he and his staff were great, too, just in case anyone is in need of a good pediatric dentist.

At any rate, he does feel Dax's colorful teeth are from the excess billirubin when he was so jaundiced for so long. He surprised us by saying that in all his years of dentistry, he had only seen 3-4 cases like Dax's, and took a picture of him to show the class he teaches.

He does feel like Dax's permanent teeth will most likely be white, and he was happy to see that Dax's baby teeth are only stained, but not soft at all. He was also happy that all Dax's teeth are coming in right on schedule, and says the poor kid has a mouth full that are ready to break through. We'll be following up with him every 6 months from here on out to make sure all the subsequent teeth are as hard as they should be, and that there aren't any other unanticipated dental issues.

So that's that.

As for me and the littlest boy, I'm kicking back as much as I can between Dax's appointments, and am enjoying the immense pleasure and paranoia of Braxton Hicks contractions. My appointment is on Thursday, so I'll let you know how that goes.

Hope you're all doing well!

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