Thursday, February 18, 2010

12 month doctors visit

Today the twins went for their 12 month visit.  It was a crazy day.  This morning I went for allergy testing and left Tom to care for the 3 kids for about 3 hours.  He realizes how difficult it is to take care of the 3 of them as 1 adult.  About 1 1/2 hours later, we left for the doctors.  Usually, the 3 kids do great.  This time, we saw a covering doctor since our regular doctor is out on medical leave.  The doctor was good, but I think Thomas especially was just having a bad day.  Thomas cried through the whole thing.  He is usually our cuddle bug, but today he was extra cuddly.  He did get woken up from his nap so I'm sure that was part of it.  The twins have a horrible rash, but we now have a better treatment and hopefully it will go away quick.  Thomas weighs 20 pounds and Eva Rose weighs 19 pounds a far cry from the 4 1/2 pounds they were at birth.  They were 29 1/2 inches and 28 3/4 inches respectively.

Not to bring up the RSV thing again, but this doctor who we had never met told us that she had heard about our saga with Thomas when he was rushed to the hospital from his 2 week doctor's appointment.  She said that the craziness that surrounded his doctor trying to find all the equipment that she needed to asses his condition led to many changes at the office.  His doctor moved from the Cambridge location to the Wellesley location because it was more equipped to handle pediatric patients.  I noticed that at the visit after Thomas was rushed to Children's, there was e new pediatric emergency kit in the office.  I have to clarify that we do not see a pediatrician.  We see a family practitioner and I am extremely happy with her.  I guess I would have to be to travel from Wakefield to Wellesley.


1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that Thomas wasn't quite himself today. I hope the rashes respond quickly to the new treatment.

    And what great news about their growth! Neither of mine were 20 pounds at a year and the were almost 6 pounds at birth. Go figure!