Lucas had his 1 year appt today and got his MMR shot and meningitis shot. Poor little guy screamed his head off, but his ped is super quick and had them done before he even noticed the second one was coming.
he is 20 pounds, 1oz and 31 inches long so he has gained 1oz since the last appt. She said this is normal because he is moving now, but if it's the same or lower next appt they will want to keep an eye on it.
I was trying to ask her about febrile seizures and what to do if he had one from the shots but it was difficult to hear her over the screaming.
Poor little guy. I'm dreading the MMR. I want to delay it just by a few months, but it looks like we'll be without a doctor for him from December through April.
And if it makes you feel any better if Aiden is 20 lbs at his appointment, I'd be shocked. Kid has no fat rolls anymore. lol. At his sick appoint a couple of weeks ago, he had lost weight from his 9 months appointment.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
That sounds like a pretty good appointment. besides the shots, poor guy . 20lbs sounds really normal to me I need to get Chloe's paper out of the car but I think she was 23lbs and 33inches long. I have always considered her to be my big baby so he really isn't that small at all. Glad it went pretty well considering, I hate shot day
I was seriously nervous about this stupid shot sitting in the office. I just wanted to get it over with. I don't want to delay his because of daycare He barely has his wrist roll anymore he is pretty skinny but he hasn't lost any weight yet. All his 12 month pants barely hang on to his waist haha.
What a perfectly sized pumpkin! Why do half of all peds treat babies as if they are on the verge of dying from starvation at all times? If he's eating and he's healthy and he's hitting his milestones, he's fine. Simple as that. Sorry, that was a bit of a rant. Would you expect anything less of me though?
Why would you be worried about febrile seizures with the MMR specifically? I've never heard of a connection nor would I think there would be one. Febrile seizures occur when the body temperature rises very rapidly. Teagan had an episode when she was around 4 months, I think. Kids have them and so long as they are short they don't cause any permanent damage. If your child ever has a seizure of any kind, be sure the child doesn't have anything in his/her mouth and allow the seizure to happen. Do not hold the child down or attempt to restrain the child. You can lay the child in your lap so the child doesn't bang his/her head on the floor. If the seizure lasts more than a few minutes, call 911. If your child doesn't appear to be breathing, call 911. Otherwise, wait and then call your ped. Your ped will probably want to talk to you or see the child to confirm that it was indeed just a febrile seizure. Children who've had febrile seizures in the past are slightly more likely to have one in the future. Its not known why some kids get them and why some don't. They are scary as hell but harmless.
It appears to me that the risk of having a febrile seizure with a high fever due to the MMR is insignificantly higher than the risk of having a febrile seizure with any high fever. I really wouldn't worry about it. He's really never had a fever? You're one lucky Mom. Get ready for fevers once he's in daycare regularly. It's unavoidable.
The first time Teagan had a fever was when she had the febrile seizure (coincidence I am sure and NOT reason to worry more). Needless to say, I was a bit unnerved. You know how hard I try to fight off the FTM worries and that had even me shaking in my boots. Its completely normal to be nervous. Its what makes you a great mom! At least he's bigger now. I bet his first fever will be easier on you than if he'd had it as a newborn. Either way, it'll be harder on you than it will be on him. They're remarkable little critters.