Friday, January 20, 2012

Doctors Appointment...Again!

Just got back from the doctor. Levi's jaundice looks like it's gone but the doctor for some reason thinks it was caused by one of 2 syndromes. I've never heard of them and I figured the jaundice was because he was over a month early and because he was breast feeding. It's been 2 1/2 weeks and I think it's finally gone. He did a check today and will call later with the results. So the syndromes are either Gilbert Syndrome or Crigler-Najjar Syndrome. One of them says it is hereditary. No one in our family has had jaundice. And the other one sounds a lot worse and even says the child's life expectancy is 30 years. WTF! He said the only way to know is to go to a specialist and have them do a biopsy on his liver. If the numbers are normal I don't see how it could be either of those. And the only reason he thinks that is because the numbers haven't dropped drastically. Well let's see here. I took him off breast milk for 2 days before his last appointment and then I was doing half formula half breast milk. So if it is the breast milk causing it then there's no way it could drop because he was still getting it! He hasn't had any breast milk since his last appointment so if the numbers are high then I would be concerned. But I don't think it's either of those and there's no way I'm going to put him through the torture of having his liver biopsied. If he has it so be it. He will have the best life and enjoy ever minute of it! Ughh! Stress!

And with that I'm going back to bed! Oh...and he now weighs 7 pounds 3 ounces!

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