James had his checkup with the cardiologist yesterday and everything checked out well! Praise the Lord! I had to send his ekg results to the doc from when he was in the NICCU so he could see if he wanted James to have another and so he could see how big the holes were when he was born. Last week the doctor actually called me himself (first time I have ever had a doc call me directly)after he got the reports to say that they were much smaller than what he had thought when he first talked to us which was great but he still wanted to see him again. So we went in yesterday and Dr. St. Petrey listened to him and said he just couldn't hear any vsd's. But he also said it was probably because James was moving around so much. For some reason James liked the doc and wanted to play with him! Go figure! Anyway, the doc also said that because the holes were small at birth, there is a 85% chance they have already closed up and he doesn't want to see him again for another year! Hooray! We changed insurances (got on with the state from Jon's job!) at the beginning of the year and United is not contracted with a Home Health agencey in the area to come out and give the RSV shots so we had to take them to the pediatrician's office yesterday as well to get those shots. It was very nice to have someone come to our home for the shots but I will sacrifice the convenience for the better insurance! Our copay with Blue Cross for the shots for the both of them was $315. Talk about pinching someone's pocketbook! Thank goodness it is only $40 for the both of them with the new insurance! Even with the price of gas to drive there, it felt like pocket change writing that check yesterday!
They both had to get weighed so the nurse would know how much medicine to give them and unfortunatly they had to get 2 shots a piece this time. But they did excellent as usual! Poor James had to get woken up by the pinch this time which was rather heartbreaking but all he needed was his mama and his pappy and all was well with the world again!
James: 11 lbs and 14 oz.
Audrey: 11 lbs. and 7 oz.