Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ready for sleep now

Evan went to the doctor today and got some shots. (3 total stabs and one was a shot with multiple vaccines) We get to do it again in May. He's only had one full bottle since 8pm and it's now 3:30am. He's been crying a lot and sleeping. I hated going through these with Jasmine. After her first or second set, she ended up with a fever of 102. We'll be keeping an eye on him for the next 24 hours as that seems to be when the fever hits with these vaccines. I had thought they'd stopped vaccinating for Polio but I was wrong as he got that vaccine today. Several weeks ago, we made the discovery that he has an undescended testicle. Shawn talked to the doctor about it today. They used to wait till 5 years of age to treat it but they've found in the last such-n-such years that waiting that long can cause testicular cancer later on in life. I think if it hasn't come down on it's own by one year, they will take action. Even though it's rare, being a mom and hearing the C-word about your two month old baby is scary. Hopefully in a few more months, it will decide to make it's presence known. God, the kid is going to hate me when he's older and finds out I posted for the world to see that his testicles were abnormal. :)

After April 1st, I won't have to worry about birth control for ten years. That's crazy to think about. I have problems taking the pills as the hormones affect me adversely. After talking with my regular physician (as I trust only him 100% as far as my doctor's go and know he wouldn't advise me to do something if he wasn't certain of it's safety) I have decided to get an IUD. No hormones, no pills, nothing for ten years. And no one getting snip snipped until we're certain we're done having kids. Now if they approve male birth control in those ten years for distribution and they prove to be safe, my husband can start taking something or getting injected and I'll be done completely with all birth control.

Tomorrow we're going to take Jasmine to see Coraline in 3D. I've never seen a movie in 3D so I wanted to go even if we didn't take Jazz. :) We've decided not to eat at the movies however as it just ends up getting to expensive. We'll grab something beforehand and then get Jazz a small popcorn.


Beth said...

Ahhh, so you went with the IUD. Like I said, they have definitely improved them in the past few years. I hope all goes well!

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you get to avoid the hormone pills for a while :o)

Enjoy the movie and hope the tick head gets resolved swiftly.

Robin said...

I suppose I should look into the IUD myself (I'm at way too high a risk for the hormonal options). Glad you found something workable for YOU. And, yes, they still vaccinate against polio. Having known a couple (older) people with it, I guess it's better safe than sorry if it's not truly completely eradicated. He won't kill you later in life if he doesn't read this far back in your blog:)