The biopsy also showed that his esophogus had mild inflammation, which is why the doctor wants us to not only continue but increase his prevacid medication so the acidic stomach contents is buffered and it wont burn his esophagus. I cannot wait to get this medication and start it so Joshua can start feeling better and won't have to have reflux every day. Those of you who have had reflux can imagine how awful that would be! The pharmacy actually called us tonight and told us that they are unable to fill the prescription because it has to be made from a powder in a laboratory, so hopefully a local pharmacy can get it for us. We will know tomorrow morning.
In addition to his procedure this week, Joshua also had his 6 month check up this Thursday. He weighed in at 14 lbs and was just about 24 inches long! Using his adjusted age, which is 4 months, he is in about the 20th percentile for both weight and height. Using his actual age of 6 months, he is still in the 3rd percentile. He is still on the lower end of the charts...well actually he is actually barely on the charts, but he is making great progress because that growth line is almost vertical on the charts!
Joshua is still on full bottle feeds, but he is eating about 1/16 of a banana every day. That sounds like nothing, but he goes crazy for that banana. As for apples, they are still a little tart for his liking and his facial expressions were priceless. Too bad I didn't have the video camera going. I will have the video camera going next sunday, because on the 29th Joshua is being baptized! We are so blessed to celebrate Joshua's presence in our lives and in the church. We are looking forward to seeing family and friends for this special event.
The many faces of a baby....
|Full of giggles|
|Out for dinner at Rainforest Cafe...he loved the aquariums|
|Sweet chubby cheeks|
|Put it in my mouth|