After yesterdays post Levi's doctor called and said his Bilirubin level is at 6.8. I asked if that was normal and was told he wasn't sure because Levi looks normal and he doesn't ever test normal looking babies so he has never tested a baby this far out. Really?? He could tell I was still concerned about the whole syndrome thing that he brought up. Which now that his levels are I guess normal he doesn't seem to be concerned. I'm just confused by the whole thing. He's referring us to a specialist at Vanderbilt and scheduling an ultrasound on his liver. We should know when that is by Friday. His pediatrician doesn't need to see him back until he's 2 months. I've been told by numerous people that I should find another doctor or get a second opinion. Which is why we are going to the specialist so he can tell us if all this is normal or if something really is wrong. I'm not sure if it was from the breast milk or if it was caused by the steroid shots I had while pregnant or what.
What I said in my previous post before I got my cased jumped on. Yes we are doing something about this and taking him to a specialist to make sure there is or isn't something wrong. But what I said was that I will not have a 3 week old baby be tortured by getting a biopsy on his liver. If a doctor has to google what is wrong with your child and tell you oh this is what it could be.....something is wrong. I think he may need to go back to school. I could have googled it myself and told him that. Which is pretty much what I had to do.
We should be moving with in the next 6 weeks to Oklahoma so I'm going to have to find him a new doctor out there anyways. If this doctor was a good doctor I would just commute but that doesn't seem to be the case so far.
And if no one agrees with anything I say...this is my child. And you know what they say....opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and some stink worse than others!