Is it just me, or does it really take an Act of God to land an appointment with a specialist? Our bugger has been having difficulties with his bottle, gagging/coughing the entire bottle. It started to worsen around the time we were transitioning from formula to milk. So we went back and forth with formula & milk but it hasn't improved. It wasn't until he got a stomach virus and started pediasure that we notice an improvement. Could he be allergic to milk? Pediasure has milk protein but is lactose free.....Hmmmm?
So back to what has been driving me absolutely bonkers..... Appointments! I've been trying to get an appointments with a GI & Allergist. Lil bugger needs a swallow study done , as it's believed he may be aspirating into his lungs. Yikes! So why is it so difficult? I have multiple names of specialists but have yet scored an appointment. Same excuse with every specialist. No appointments at this time. OK, so when is the next appointment? Who knows, I need to call back on the first, second, or fourth week of the month depending on the specialist and when their schedule opens. It is only that time will I find out if there is an appointment available for the following month. This could go on and on and on for months. Whatever happen to I'll take the first available appointment, it seems nonexistent. Now, it's like a mad dash to be the first one to call. Sort of like waiting in line for concert tickets, first come first scheduled. UGH!
So as we wait for the "impossible" appointment, we are experimenting on our own. We've started lil bugger on Soy milk and have eliminated all dairy. It seems to be working, but I'm not a specialist so what do I know? He still doesn't seem right, still fussy but at least he is not choking down his bottle. To boot, he is still having explosions. Double UGH!
Alrighty, I think I've griped enough, lets move on to some fun stuff. A few entries ago (see Mom I do post) I posted a picture of lil bugger when he was 3m old. I wanted to show everyone how darn cute he still looks in jeans at 15 m.
On Saturday, I took lil bugger to a music class sponsored by our local DS group. Last year, he slept through the whole session. This year, with the exception of a bottle break, he had a blast. He banged, rattled, clapped and kicked his feet the whole time. It was great to see him have so much fun with the other children. Here are a few of my favorites snaps:
As for new milestones, his signing is starting to grow. He can sign "more", "bath","thank -you & blow kisses -same sign. I'm pretty sure his next signs will be "hat" & "no" as he doesn't like wearing one. He is getting much faster crawling and can climb 4 steps independently. He also loves to open & close drawers and doors. His total tooth count ......still ZERO!
Well, I think I covered most everything rattling around in my head. We are heading into the icebox as far as the weather goes here....brrrrr. Looking forward to our trip to Florida later this month. Cheers - Terry