Olivia had her 20 month checkup today with Dr. Friedman. Â Olivia was just shy of 24 lbs and was 33″ tall. Â 25 – 50th percentile for weight and 50th to 75th percentile for HEIGHT! Â Go Olivia! Â Dr. Friedman got a blood pressure reading of 80/40 on her so the analapril is working! Â And so no need to go back specifically for frequent blood pressure readings. Â Her heart rate is 129.
We talked about whether or not we should switch her to 2% milk. Dr. Friedman said her LAST concern is clogged arteries and that if when Olivia is 75 years old she has them, she can dig up Dr. Friedman to yell at her. Â It made me smile to hear her talk about Olivia in such long term figures.
We talked about vitamins. Olivia is still on poly-visol with iron (a liquid form). Â I felt that despite brushing her teeth we’re seeing some staining from the iron. Â Dr. Friedman confirmed the staining and suggested we use a battery powered toothbrush on her. We are switching her over to a chewable vitamin once this bottle of vitamins is finished.
Arnie brought up the pacifier (aka “pluggy” or “duck” or “rah rah” (for the dog)). Â Arnie wants to get rid of it. I’m just not ready yet. Â Dr. Friedman sides with Arnie and said now is as good a time as any. Â Especially since she has no procedures for a while. Â I’m just not ready to give it up. Â It’s her one vice. Â Plus she’s most likely our last baby so it’s that much harder. Â Maybe when we get back from Florida?
The most exciting part of the appointment was that we were able to get an oxygen reading of 89% on her! WOOHOO! Â Everyone was clapping and cheering!
Our next appointment is not until August 5!