Maryam has had a fever since Friday afternoon. The soonest the doctor could see her was yesterday at 12:30. We gave her Tylenol and Motrin all weekend to keep her fever down. Honestly I wasn't too worried;I thought she was just having more molar trouble. The highest we saw her fever was 101.6, which is low grade for her. She responded well to both meds all weekend and stayed in good spirits until it got close to her next dose. Her doctor says it was just a case of the stomach flu and if she isn't better in 3 days to bring her back. We're on day 1, not any better....bummer. The above photo is Maryam waving at Mommy while Mommy checks her in for her appointment. See, she looks happy and healthy. If only the thermometer would collaborate!
Here are some photos of Maryam during her exam. She's such a silly baby, she LOVES the paper on the table. Now that she can stand and walk, she likes dancing on the the paper. Some stats: Weight: 24lbs 7ozs. (45%) Height: 32" (55%) Head Circumference: 18" (10%)
Here is a photo of Maryam telling us its time to go! She pointed at the door and said, I ont dat. Which we are pretty sure means, I want that. Kaiser is doing this new thing where you get an email after each doctor visit going over the details of said visit. I decided to go look at some of Maryam's other doctor visits over the past 14+ months that she's been home with us and noticed something staggering. Maryam has been to see a doctor 53 times since she's been home from the NICU. 53! Now I know it could be MUCH worse, I'm really not complaining, I was just amazed by that number. I had no idea she's been so many times.
We are Jennifer and Brett, mommy and Daddy to Maryam, the former 25w 2d micropreemie and blessing sent from heaven. We started this blog about Maryam to help save time and keep our families and friends updated on our little miracle baby. Its been really fun sharing her day to day progress and we've been getting loads of wonderful feedback. Thanks to all of you for checking up on her. We know that everyone's lives are busy, we love that you all take the time to see how she's doing. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.