Thursday, July 22, 2010

First Sick Baby Doctor's Visit

Posted by Heather at Thursday, July 22, 2010
Because of your sniffles and congestion, we went to the pediatrician's office, today. We were able to get an appointment right away with Dr. Desai. We arrived at the office a little early but they were able to take us right in as there were no other patients waiting. The nurse weighed you and you now weigh 16 pounds 12 ounces- getting bigger every day! Your temperature is 99.4 F- nothing to worry about until it gets to 100.4 F. The doctor checked your nose, ears and mouth. Other than the congestion in the nose, the doctor said you are fine. Things could progress to an ear infection, later, but we are to closely monitor it and make sure you drink lots of fluids. Some measures we can take to soothe you: Irrigate your nose with saline, use the bulb syringe regularly, Vicks Vapor rub on your feet (with socks!), rest, putting you down to sleep in an elevated position. Dehydration and trouble breathing are some of he most common symptoms that send children to the emergency room.


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