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Friday, May 18, 2007

All Better?

Today, my morning wakeup call was from Dr. Patranella. She was calling with lab results that were negative for Giardia.
Me:"Well, that's good."
Dr. P: "Well, yea, but only if he feels better!"

Dante is much improved from last weekend. He has had a nagging upset stomach for the past couple of weeks, and of course, our episode last weekend. He has also been randomly itching all over. Dr. P said it could be Giardia or maybe a slight case of Rotavirus (but certainly not the same alien life form that infected Chris a few weeks ago - that was a horror show). We are still waiting on 2 other test results for other possibilities. I think that if he had it, it's run it's course by now.

The main reason we went to the doctor on Dante's birthday was that he had hardly been peeing at all! I kept wondering why he would never go when we sat on the potty or why he was flat out refusing to sit on the potty when he used to at least humor me. Then, I started noticing that his diaper was very dry for long periods of time. Well, we found out why and after much fretting on my part, everything is now fixed and on the track to recovery. He had meatal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the opening of the urethra. I convinced the urologist to see us right away and it took less than 2 minutes to "fix". He's a little tender, but much happier.

While at Dr. P's, we were asking all sorts of behavioral questions, because Dante has been so ornery lately. She started by saying, "Well, I think I would be cranky too if I felt how he does right now!" But then she proceeded to tell us that she refers to age 3 as the obstinate threes - Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner!

Carina is now standing up on her own and trying to take steps! She climbs everything. I turned around the other day and she was on the coffee table! The other night, she got her whole leg up and almost over the edge of the bathtub! It's pretty funny, because she is just smiling away and having a blast.