Jun 3, 2009

Davis is out and about....

Aside from the many trips to both grandmother's houses we have only recently decided to take Davis out into the big world! His debut was the White Squirrel Festival here in Brevard, NC on Memorial day weekend. It was a great festival and Davis was out for about an hour and a half. Brevard is such a small town that Davis ran into his pediatrician on the street. Dr. Wells was really glad to see Davis tolerating the outing so well. He did not cry once around all of the loud music and all of the people. He seemed to enjoy it. It was a real treat to look out from the stage and see my son and beautiful wife there. It was his first show! 

We are currently trying to cram a follow-up visit down to Duke into our schedules. From here, it is easily a five hour drive! Hopefully we can get "clinic" on one day and follow up with the surgery team the next day. Our last clinic visit took well over seven hours and we drove home that night..... This time we will space it out over several days.

Davis is eating remarkably well. He will eat four ounces in one sitting over fifteen minutes! I remember starting with 10cc's and that was a task. He is still on Omeprazole (Prilosec) and it is hard to find a pharmacy here that will compound the medication so Davis can drink it. We found a pharmacy an hour from home that can do it. He recently had to have the dosage adjusted for weight gain. Dr. Wells said that reflux could become worse for Davis between 4-6 months of age, which is now. He rarely pukes, but we can tell he does reflux. It is painful to him. Hopefully the meds keep it under control.

Sorry for being blog slackers!!! We are working on it. Hopefully these pics will make up for it.


P.S. Davis is learning to speak his own language, knows how to play Mommy and Daddy by fake crying, puts everything in his mouth, and is generally being cute all of the time.


Lindsay said...

Fantastic update:))

Irvin family said...

Davis is really growing. His face is much fuller in these pictures.
I love seeing him grow.
Prayers for his continued success.

oregon family said...

what a beautiful handsome boy. we sure do love you all.keepa bloggn' gee,robyn&lil axel

Anonymous said...

I love you so much! I know you had a great time at the festival...and of course Davis enjoyed it. It was HIS Daddy on stage:)
I love the photos...he is most definitely the most precious boy I know...so handsome.
I look forward to seeing you...hopefully REAL soon. I'm sorry you have to make to trip to Duke. Smart to make several days of it.
Aunt Catherine

Elizabeth said...

He is adorable. Slacking is understandable - huge adjustment. It is a shame that you have to go an hour for his meds! (Sigh).

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers,