Haddie Joy weighed in at 6lbs 10 0z. Yippee!! That is over an ounce a day since her last visit. He said he didn’t need to see her back until January!
She also has something he thought was probably tracheomalacia.
“Tracheomalacia in a newborn occurs when the cartilage in the windpipe (trachea) has not developed properly. Instead of being rigid, the walls of the trachea are floppy. Because the windpipe is the main airway, breathing difficulties begin soon after birth.
Congenital tracheomalacia is very uncommon.
Most infants respond well to humidified air, careful feedings, and antibiotics for infections. Babies with tracheomalacia must be closely monitored when they have respiratory infections.
Often, the symptoms of tracheomalacia improve as the infant grows.”
He also said to keep her from crowds until April – AHHH!!! I like crowds, so this news was a bit disheartening. I guess sickness can be especially a problem with the tracheomalacia, and he mentioned a common cold for an adult can be a really serious case of RSV for a newborn. Also without knowing about the MCAD, which also makes sickness’ which cause dehydration particular dangerous, we can’t be too cautious. So at this point, I suppose my goals for bringing her to church on Christmas weekend is probably out of the question. I’ll have to show off her sweet little Christmas outfits via the internet this year.
It was a good morning. She even got a photo op with her favorite Doctor……