Friday, December 14, 2007

Update on Kara's health

The doctor called today to let us know that Kara's x-ray came back normal. Which is great news! Unfortunately, it doesn't get us any closer to understanding why Kara isn't eating normally and continues to vomit once a day. Yes, she had another vomiting incident today, which makes it three days in a row. It occurred while Kara was at the babysitter's house this morning. The doctor wants us to call her on Monday morning to let her know if Kara continues with the vomiting problem over the weekend. If so, we will need to take her to the doctor's office on Monday. Kara will then need to be catheterized for a urine sample.

From the pictures above, you can see that even though Kara is sick, she still has periods of contentment and happiness throughout the day. Here she is sitting on her mommy and daddy's bed, and daddy is making funny noises while mommy is taking the pictures. Kara loves to laugh at her daddy's funny antics! :-)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Kara is 5 months old today!

It's amazing to think how quickly the last five months have flown by! As many know, Kara has been sick with a head cold since Thursday, December 6th. We have taken her to the doctor twice since then, and talked to the doctor on the phone two additional times. Kara has a nasty cough and is extremely congested. The worst part of this is that her appetite has decreased pretty significantly, and she has had three instances of projectile vomiting. Kara lost a few ounces from last Friday's doctor appointment to her appointment on Monday. It doesn't sound like a big deal, except for the fact that she's so young and small to begin with. Kara went from 12 lbs 11 oz on Friday to 12 lbs 8 oz on Monday. We want her to keep growing and gain weight, not lose weight! The doctor actually gave us a referral for Kara to get an abdominal x-ray today at the hospital. Kara was an angel during the procedure, and actually thought it was great fun to lay on the x-ray table completely naked while playing with the sheet! We hope to get the results of the x-ray soon, and we'll post the results then.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Kara's experience with Santa

Yesterday, we celebrated our nephew Sean's 3rd birthday. We had a pancake brunch and then went to the Manassas train station to ride the Santa train! Kara saw Santa, who stopped by our seat to personally greet her. She also listened to a local high school choir sing Christmas carols, while riding on a train for the first time! All the kiddos had a good time. We will upload some photos as we receive them, because in our hurry to get out the door and down to Virginia, we forgot the camera.