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Monday, August 15, 2011

2 month checkup

We took Hudson for his 2 month checkup and shots this morning. He now weighs 13.2 lbs and is 23.5 inches long! He did great with his shots and only cried for a little bit. In fact, he smiled the whole time he was getting an oral vaccine! Micah called to check on us during the exam and we put him on speaker phone so he could hear Nurse Tracy's explanation of Hudson's shot schedule and what to expect for the next 24 hours. 

 I expressed concern about Hudson's projectile vomiting after he eats and the fact that he doesn't ever seem to keep much milk down. Dr. Yukon explained that Hudson could have a condition called pyloric stenosis that would have to be surgically corrected. By the end of our visit, we were set up for an ultrasound later in the afternoon. Even though I was terrified at the possibility of my little Hudson having surgery, I was so thankful that our wonderful pediatrician was being proactive!

Mom, mamaw, Hudson, and I met Melissa and Charlie for lunch at McAlister's before the ultrasound. We had such a fun time and Charlie and Hudson were coincidentally wearing the same shorts! These shorts were a gift to Hudson from Melissa before he was born and Charlie has a matching pair. Melissa is such a dear friend and had already researched pyloric stenosis and was able to reassure me that this condition is highly treatable. My mommy heart was scared and hurting, but lunch with Melissa and Charlie made things easier! The Lord  had definitely blessed me with some wonderful friends:)

Hudson wasn't to eat for 3 hours prior to the ultrasound and he just happened to be starving when we arrived at the Diagnostic Imagining Center.  The receptionists told me when we checked in that the pediatric radiologist just happened to be on call today and I immediately knew God had planned that out for us! As we were waiting to be called back, we met a sweet lady who happened to be from the same small town my grandmother is from in MS. She and my grandmother knew a lot of the same people and this lady's aunt was my grandmother's 11 grade English teacher - small world. 

Hudson may have been a trooper during his shots earlier this morning, but no such luck for the ultrasound. He screamed the whole time! The ultrasound tech was very kind and tried her best to comfort him. My mom held his arms and I held his legs and we tried to keep him as still as possible. It broke my heart to listen to him scream even though I knew the ultrasound wasn't causing him any pain. I think he was just hungry, cold, sore, and tired ~ That would be be enough to send me over the edge too! After the ultrasound, the pediatric radiologists met with us and preformed another ultrasound on Hudson to check his liver and spleen. He told us that everything looked normal and that Hudson DID NOT have pyloric stenosis!! This was the news we were praying for!! The final diagnosis for the day was acid reflux. We're now on Enfamil AR to help with the spitting up. 

Micah's playing church league softball for Bellevue and his first game was tonight. Hudson wasn't running a fever and seemed to be feeling ok, so we packed up and headed for the ball field since the weather was so nice! Their team lost, but it was a fun night nonetheless. 

Even though today was very stressful and scary, I had a peace the whole time that God was in control and that He would take care of Hudson (and me too)!

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