Colorado Springs: Dr Nancy Dawson at Dublin Primary Care.. AWESOME pediatrician for my special needs baby.
Clarksville, TN (outside fort campbell): Dr. Donna Hines at Centennial Pediatrics.
Both accept Tricare Standard.
Baby has been diagnosed with reflux since he was several weeks old. When we moved here, he seemed to have issues with it again. The dr changed his medication to a different one and that seemed to help a lot.
He is now on oxygen 24/7. He has been diagnosed with pulmanory hypertension. Getting adjusted to the oxygen was not a fun thing at all. He ate even less because his nose seems to get always stuffy.
Thanks again for all the advice. We...
I brought the Down Syndrome chart with me to the new dr's, so we were able to track his weight gain.
I should have been more specific, when I sell he fell, I meant the percentile. He didn't actually lose any weight. Just gained very little. His weight is right around 50th percentile. He is a chubby little guy. He has rolls, even on his knees!
But, his new dr sent us to the cardiologist, even though we saw one right before we moved.
Turns out, he...
Sorry about the delay in responding, so busy once his appts started and we had to get the therapy started (since we've moved). To answer your questions, between 4 months and 6 months, he only gained 6 oz. That's not nearly enough. We moved from Fort Campbell to Colorado Springs when he was about 5 months old. Before we moved, the down syndrome clinic in Nashville had him weighed every week, and he was gaining 7 oz a week. We didn't think about his weight...
My baby, six months old today, is not gaining enough weight.
After birth, he lost 9% of his birth weight. Soon after we got on the right track, and he was in the 90th percentile. At 4 months, he fell between 75-90th percentile. We have since moved and now at his 6 month he is just under 50th.
He eats expressed breastmilk and nutrimagen. The dr wants him to eat between 24-28 oz a day, we have been able to get to 21-24. She also said not to start solid food until...
SO glad I found this section on Mothering.
When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to cloth diaper. In preparation, I knitted several wool covers for the baby, as well as purchased pre-folds and covers, and one size pockets.
I've only used the wool covers several times so far; I put baby in a pre-fold (with snappi) and then pulled a wool cover on top of it instead of using a diaper cover. Each time, my husband was the one to change him next, and has told...
Jessi, Do you go to any breastfeeding meetings? I would encourage you to go if you don't. It's the support I needed to keep going. My husband is less than supportive, he thinks I should have quit a long time ago. But, I know it's important for my baby, he needs that breastmilk! I have a 14 yr old son from before I was married. He was my high school baby, I half heartedly 'tried' to breastfeed in the hospital, but didn't fight the nurse when she gave him a...
My husband's PCS to Fort Carson is coming up quick. I am looking for a no vax/delayed vax friendly pediatrician off post. We have Tricare Standard. My 4 month old baby has down syndrome and a heart defect, but here he has a local pediatrician in addition to his specialists at the children's hospital. I also have a 14 yr old son that needs a pediatrician, too.
Just wanted to tell you to hang in there and keep trying.
I myself have been there (still am!). My son turned four months old today. I am still pumping and feeding him, it seems never-ending. But, my son has a hard time latching because he has hypotonia due to him having down syndrome. He also has a heart defect which makes him tire easily. I have been going to the local LLL meeting and it has given me so much support and so much hope.
I also have low...