Friday, August 16, 2013

15 Month Appointment

I can't believe my baby boy is already 15 months old!  He is growing up so much faster than the twins did.  His growth has slowed down, but we think that is due to his current battle with C Diff.  At his appointment he was 31.5 inches long, 24 pounds, and his head circumference was 48cm.  They are very happy with his development and see no concerns at all.  The majority of the time we spent talking about the C Diff and what the new plan of action would be.  She explained that many pediatricians don't have a lot of experience with C Diff, but luckily for us she does.  The old pediatrician only put him on 7 day courses of the medication.  We would see improvement at about day 5, but then he would regress once the medication was done.  The new doctor told me it is best to do 14 days of the Flagyl and then re-test his stool.  We are on day 6 and see a huge improvement.  He is back to eating and no longer has the very nasty watery diarrhea.  He is not fully back to himself, but we are hopeful after 14 days he will be.  While there she did take a urine sample because she wanted to rule out a UTI which can also cause diarrhea.  The preliminary test in the office was ok, but they sent it out to the lab for more in-depth testing.  I received a call yesterday saying the report showed some abnormalities.  The bad part is that the medication he would need for that could cause the C Diff to come back.  Since he is doing so well we are going to wait and re-test the stool and urine at the end of the 14 days.  If he gets worse or starts to have a fever we will have to re-think the current plan, but for now he seems good.