Thursday, September 17, 2009


Gabriel broke his fever last night. He was back to normal by 2am this morning. He was up with me most of the night. We cuddled and rocked until he finally drifted off to sleep. Sometimes mom's need cuddle time as much as babies! Gabriel stayed at his beloved Mimi and Papa's today, while I left for another day of work. I think they are the highlight of his day. They take such good care of him. We never have to worry about the care he is receiving while we are stuck at work. It is such a blessing to have them in our lives.

Gabriel had a Hematologist appointment today. They noted that he had a temperature again. They did a blood count and found that his white blood count was low and his red blood count was high. This is normal in children with Down syndrome so there is nothing to worry about. The pediatrician is going to take over monitoring Gabriel's blood count. We will get blood drawn every 4 months but do not have to drive to Grand Rapids for appointments unless something abnormal comes up. The hematologist checked Gabriel's ears, throat, blood and everything else and did not find a reason for the high temperature. He did see that Gabriel does have some white areas on his gums so he thinks Gabriel is teething. I would have to agree but it is 8:30pm and Gabriel's temperature is again 101.9, where are these darn teeth. He is just not comfy.

I have had such a busy week I forgot to say that I had another OB appointment on Tuesday. Baby's heart beat was in the 140's. Gabe and I were able to schedule the BIG ultrasound for September 28th. So excited to find out if Gabriel is going to have a little brother or sister!