Saturday, February 21, 2009

Big Fat Babies

My baby is monstrous now. 5 pounds, 5.5 ounces. Yay!! It's so funny because he is tiny, as Justin continues to remind me, but I think he looks so BIG lately! Relativity is everything, eh?

His hemoglobin is very low, somewhat worrisome. Normal level would be about 23; Crew's level is currently 7. The doctor has increased his iron and we'll reevaluate next week because he isn't currently exhibiting any outward, clinical symptoms of being so low. If it's still low in a week, we'll run a CBC panel to test for brewing infections. Crew is famous for having desperately low hemoglobin and perfectly clean panels. Theoretically the iron increase should take care of it, provided there is no infection. We used to bump him up with endless blood transfusions in the hospital when he got this low. That's a fairly extreme option if this doesn't work, but the doctor really thinks this will work. I'll probably call the hospital later to see what his levels were when he was discharged.

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