Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Wellness Check Up that wasn't so "Well"

Last week (sorry for the late post- I know, you were on the edge of your seats, weren't you?) we took Davis in for a wellness check up with his doctor. At this appointment he was supposed to get the dreaded MMR vaccination. We had all had a terrible cold in our household the last week or two but I had thought that we were all starting to feel so much better. Still I decided to mention it to the doctor- just to have him double check that he was in the proper health to receive this strong vaccination. So you can imagine my surprise when the doctor informed me that he would prefer that we not proceed with the vaccinations that day because Davis had an ear infection! I felt so bad- it had been a little bit of a rough day but I really didn't think he felt bad. Poor little fella! I wholeheartedly agreed with the doctor to delay the vaccination! Davis is now on antibiotics and and is sleeping through the night once again (he had been quite restless at night for the past few weeks, waking up 2-3 times a week during the middle of the night. I thought it was just a phase)! Oh, when will we ever learn? I'm sorry Davis!!!! I will be so grateful when he can say "Mommy I just don't feel good!"
His stats are listed in the picture below....

We go back next week to follow up on his ear infection and get the next vaccination!

(We do realize that some people consider this vaccination controversial but we have done the research and spoken with our doctor and feel that the benefits outweigh potential risk. Thanks for respecting our opinion)!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Shannon, we've done the same thing before! We too Andrew to the doctor for what we thought was a sinus infection, but turned out he had a double ear infection. Talk about guilt! We felt bad, but they're just not at the age where they can tell us!
Glad to see he is otherwise doing great!