Friday, August 17, 2012

Bobby's MRI

So sorry for the radio silence the past couple of weeks, folks - things have been super busy around here, but I finally have a few minutes to spare, and blogging it is!  We met with Bobby's neurologist, Dr. Melissa Jones, who is absolutely fabulous!  We adore her!  She scheduled Bobby for an MRI to make sure his brain architecture is normal, and we were able to schedule it for Tuesday (neurologist appointment was the previous Friday).  The only downside was that because they were doing it under general anesthesia, he wasn't allowed to have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before.  Soothing a crying, upset baby at 2:30 in the morning when you can't give him any milk is next to impossible - it took me 45 minutes to get him back to sleep.  I then had to get up at 4:30 to get everything ready and get James dropped off at my mom's house, because we had to be at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning.  Yuck!  He made it through the MRI just fine, although he woke up crying - apparently this is normal, though, and after some graham crackers and apple juice in the recovery room, he was right as rain.  The best part of the whole thing - the general anesthesia stuck around in his system and he slept through the night the next two nights - FABULOUS.  Of course, now we're back to normal.  We got the results the next day, and thankfully Bobby's brain architecture is 100% normal.  She then sent us for metabolic and genetic blood work, and that was absolute hell.  They took seven vials of blood.  Seven.  From my tiny boy.  I had to hold him down and they had to do two separate draws from each arm because he stopped bleeding; it took over an hour.  It was horrible.  We both left in tears.  We don't get the metabolic results for two weeks and the genetic results for four. 

In happy, un-medical-related news, Bobby has his first tooth!  It started popping through on Tuesday (August 14th) and is just peeking out.  Yay Bobby!  James is doing a great job standing all by himself, and Bobby can really motor around on his hands and knees.  James did the most darling thing the other day - I was holding him in my lap as he fell asleep, and he sang himself a little lullaby and then fell asleep!  Just darling!  I wish I could have taken a video.  

Not many pictures this week, but this one is hilarious....

James finds the kitty food (not pictured: Peter having a freakout!)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Nine Month Photos - Finally!

Finally time for the nine month photos!  We took them a few days ago, but then life intervened....  During the night last Sunday, Bobby woke up and he felt like he was on fire.  Turned out he had a temp of 103 - highest the poor guy has ever had.  He was diagnosed with an ear infection and a nasty virus that's going around that gives you about five days of fever.  Over the week, his highest temperature has been 104.2 - poor little one.  This afternoon, though, his temperature has been only 100 and he is much happier.  He's taken two long naps today (very unusual for him), so I'm hoping that was his body getting through the worst of it and sending him on an upward swing!  Fingers crossed!  And now for the photos - Bobby is on the left and James is on the right (taken a week after their actual nine month birthday, but close enough!)....

A little unsure about this, mom! 

Look at those curls on Jamesie!

They're a little sleepy!

Enough of this, mom!