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pinkflamingos77 09-14-2006 01:04 PM

for mamas who take their babies to well child appointments.
 
do you go exactly on schedule or not? do you delay the time between appointments?

Thanks

Leininger27 09-14-2006 01:06 PM

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I take my ds on time. I do vax, but he only takes 1/2 doses and then we go back a week later for the sec 1/2 dose since my ds ran a high fever at his 2 months check up!

pinkflamingos77 09-14-2006 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Leininger27
I take my ds on time. I do vax, but he only takes 1/2 doses and then we go back a week later for the sec 1/2 dose since my ds ran a high fever at his 2 months check up!


I vax too but i do not go on the exact schedule that the hosp provides. they want us to ocme in every 2 months. I go in probably every 3 months. I do not see the problem with delaying visits if my daughter is healthy. I am curious to see what other mamas do. Thanks!!

shell015 09-14-2006 01:26 PM

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I vax and we go on time. Whatever the doc schedules is when we go. But DS has had no problems. No fever or fussiness after vaxes so far knock on wood.

rpg_mommy 09-14-2006 01:33 PM

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We have so far, but we stopped vax'ing at 6 months and it seems dumb to go pay $20 for them to weigh and measure him, listen to his chest, and see if he's hitting milestones - all things I can do at home. I don't know if we'll go to his 1 year or not. The only reason I'd like to go is for the lead test because we live in a 90 year old house.

jls~Kain~Drake 09-14-2006 01:48 PM

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We go and vax on schedule. I considered delaying/stopping vaxes for my second because he had a horrid reaction to his 4mo shots..but I don't know if it was coincidence. He's been fine since and we've followed their schedule. And for well-child visits, it's 10 days, 4 weeks, 2 mo, 4mo, 6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2yo, 3yo, 5yo (i think). For vax, it's 2mo, 4mo, 6mo, 9mo, 12mo, and 18mo...and I'm not sure about 2yo...if I remember correctly (this is awful of me), I was under the impression that he'd get vax'd at the 2y appt...and he didn't. I have all the paperwork, so I can check...I just forget.

urchin_grey 09-14-2006 01:52 PM

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We go to "every" visit, but most of the time we go kind of late. I think his "12-month" checkup was actually more like a 13 month check-up. We do want to make sure we go though because of Bram's medical problems. Its nothing life-threatening, but we need to keep his growth, motor skills, and such in check.

Oh, and we delay and selective vax, one shot per visit. I think the pedi is expecting us to come back earlier than the 18-month visit for more vaxes (our 15 month check up was late and we refused ANY vaxes because Bram was still in pain from his hip surgery). But we're not going back until he's 18 months. :rolleyes:

ewebabymama 09-14-2006 03:56 PM

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I go to well baby and I am VERY glad we do. At her last visit my DD's ped found something wrong with her eye. We went to an eye specialist and we found out that she is more far sighted in one eye than the other which could cause lazy eye. If lazy eye isn't taken care of it could cause problems (specifically permanantly reduced vision), so she is going to be watched close to make sure her vision stays good. (and lazy eye can typically NOT be detected by a regular person and many times can only be diagnosed by a pediatric opthalmologist, so it's very important to me we keep on top of getting her vision checked)

We kinda vax on schedule. DD was vaxed at her 3 and 6 month well baby checks and she got a fever and felt miserable. So now, we are only doing one shot at a time with at least one month in between, probably more.

jenn5388 09-14-2006 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ewebabymama
I go to well baby and I am VERY glad we do. At her last visit my DD's ped found something wrong with her eye. We went to an eye specialist and we found out that she is more far sighted in one eye than the other which could cause lazy eye. If lazy eye isn't taken care of it could cause problems (specifically permanantly reduced vision), so she is going to be watched close to make sure her vision stays good. (and lazy eye can typically NOT be detected by a regular person and many times can only be diagnosed by a pediatric opthalmologist, so it's very important to me we keep on top of getting her vision checked)

We kinda vax on schedule. DD was vaxed at her 3 and 6 month well baby checks and she got a fever and felt miserable. So now, we are only doing one shot at a time with at least one month in between, probably more.


You know, my mother was told I was going to go blind within a couple years if i didn't have mine fixed, I was a small child then.. My mother didn't have the surgery.. and I have perfect Eyesight.

I'd be researching anything they might suggest for treatment. :)

I've never had problems telling when someone has lazy eye or not. Mine is Very slight, and i've had people ask me if I knew I had it. LOL
Miranda has a slight case herself, although it's never been Diagnosed. Well, besides anyone but myself. lol

supermomelisa 09-14-2006 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by jenn5388
You know, my mother was told I was going to go blind within a couple years if i didn't have mine fixed, I was a small child then.. My mother didn't have the surgery.. and I have perfect Eyesight.

I'd be researching anything they might suggest for treatment. :)

I've never had problems telling when someone has lazy eye or not. Mine is Very slight, and i've had people ask me if I knew I had it. LOL
Miranda has a slight case herself, although it's never been Diagnosed. Well, besides anyone but myself. lol


All very interesting, Tahnks for dsharing Mama's.
My 8 yo daughter started showing signs of lazy eye when she startged kindergarten, mostly in the evenings, so we took her to the opth. and sure enough, she is VERY farsighted! But, with the glasses, she no longer gets the lazy eye AT ALL. She has been in glasses since then, and has had a rough time with reading, but is improving, thankfully.
Now, her younger sister, now 4, was looking at things sideways at age 2, so we took her in, same problem! She just hadn't advanced to the lazy eye problem YET.
WE will certainly be erring on the safe side of visual difficulties here:hugegrin:
Our youngest has seen the ped. opth. already, and she is 8 months, so far, no visual prob.s, but will continue with regular checkups...


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