Thursday, January 22, 2009

Meeting Dr. Bissey

We had an appointment with Eli's pediatrician on Monday. He has gained two pounds in two weeks! I think Eli is rather fond of Dr. Bissey, but I'm quite sure he never wants to see the phlebotomist again. She got half the blood she needed out of his first arm, and he was such a trooper- he barely wimpered. But his blood started clotting and she needed more. She asked if she could try the other arm or if I would rather wait. Well, he handled it so well and there we were, so I said to go ahead. Bad decision! The veins rolled in his other arm and he was screaming a new scream we've never heard before. His needle-phobic dad was out in the hallway listening to the torture while I was left to restrain the slippery little sucker. We finally gave up, so the hepatitis compound was not run but that's okay- he had that test in Africa. We were able to find out that he is not anemic anymore, and he does not have HIV or any parasites. All good news! And today he started rolling over. We are making real progress here!


I'm not a fan of naked baby pictures, but here's Eli showing off his battle wounds, happy as a clam.


Notice all the chub, the hair, and two new teeth up top!

7 comments:

Kim said...

Such a cute son you have! :)

Jaime said...

Wow! 2 lbs in 2 weeks...sounds like me waiting for my referral:) YEAH ELI!!!

Uncle Bob said...

Eli and I have something in common today, blood tests and arms bandaged. Good to hear Eli is gaining weight, I have a few pounds to spare for him, at least my doctor thinks I do! Really enjoying seeing all the pictures.

Uncle B

Rob & Candy said...

YAH! 2 lbs in two weeks!
that's awesome...
I think of you all often
xxoo
candy

Anonymous said...

HEy Guys,
Trent and Kay have a good post involving the dreaded shots you should read it. I am very excited for you both. Detania

Roscoe and Julia Richardson said...

Looove the chub!

Anonymous said...

Lovely guy and as "not a fan of naked baby pics" I think you show much cuter baby pics. Who wants to see only nude pics? I think babies always are adorable and this little guy is 5 stars and more!!!!! And the "nude" pic is not even nude. You are obviously good and caring parents!!