Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Follow up appointment

We had Owens follow up appointment yesterday regarding his reflux and head.

It seems like the Zantac is helping with Owens reflux issue. He will continue on the meds for about 3 months. He still spits up a ton, but not as much as he did before.

The results came back for Owens head and HOORAY, no surgery needed. However, they did say that his head has an odd shape to it and need to do further testing to make sure it is nothing serious. It could possibly be a hormonal imbalance or a thyroid issue. So the doctor on base is referring us to an endocrinologist at the University of North Carolina sometime soon to get it checked out. I am trying to be calm and not freak out about this.

She also said it could be just nothing, so we will see.

This past weekend Owen and I drove to Virginia to attend my cousin Ashley’s baby shower. It was lots of fun! Owen got to meet two sets of grandparents, my step mom, and many aunts and cousins. It was a nice trip, but i do not think I will do it alone again. The trip there was alright,  he cried for about an hour, but the trip home was TERRIBLE! He cried almost the whole time. I would stop, pull over, feed him, he would scream, i would stop pull over, give him his paci and get him all set up, he would cry, i would sing, he would cry. It was a long 4+ hour trip. No, i do not think I will do that one alone again any time soon!

Since getting back home we celebrated fathers day with johns parents and his two brothers by putting gutters on the house. We also had a nice dinner and an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen- John’s one request!

More pictures to come soon! Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Prayer Request

As I have mentioned before, Owen has a flat head. We have tried to let him sleep on his side to try and even it out, but it has not really helped. By the time he wakes up in the morning he is always on his back, and I am not sure how quickly he gets in that position- it could be right after he falls asleep.

So on Monday I took him to see his new pediatrician on base just to have her take a look at what was going on.

She said she wanted to schedule him for a brain scan (oh boy) the next day to rule out anything really serious. She said sometimes the skull can form to the brain, meaning he would need brain surgery (OH MY GOSH!) at around 8 months. She must have noticed the broken hearted look on my face after saying that because she quickly said “I am sure it is nothing serious, and just a placement issue, which means it would go away once he starts sitting up”. Oh boy!

So yesterday we took Owen to the large hospital on the Army base here and waited for an hour and a half to have brain X-rays done. As you can imagine, my 3.5 month old was not pleased, but he did well. We should have the results in 7-10 days, and until then I will be on pins and needles.

Owen was also diagnosed with Acid Reflux on Monday. I have always thought he probably had this because he spits up ALL the time. He decided to do it on the pedi and all over the floor on Monday, and she agreed that yes, he does have reflux. So now he is on Zantac 2 times a day. It tastes HORRIBLE and he hates it, but hopefully it will start helping!

So that is all of the news around here. John is back and we are starting to get our house in order. It feels like a never ending project. We have also been working on our landscaping in the yard. We are trying to get grass to grow in this heat!

So please just say a prayer for Owen. In return, he promises to smile nicely for many pictures next post! :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

3 months old~!

I am happy to announce that we have arrived in North Carolina and are beginning to get settled. John is back in Arkansas for a bit so the dogs, Owen, and I are holding down out new fort.

Here are some recent photos we wanted to share with you. Owen is getting SO BIG!!

Playing in his play gym

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Piper really loves her baby!

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Our future scholar!

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Three month photos (a few days late) in my crib!!! IMG_3017 IMG_3018 IMG_3019  IMG_3021 IMG_3022 IMG_3023 IMG_3024  

Mom, seriously, enough with the pictures! IMG_3027   

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all better now! :)