So we see the doctor, they weigh and measure him he's 22.5 inches and 9# 6.5 oz. Yeah, more weight gain! ;) The doctor asks me questions about his development and what he's been doing. And what my concerns are. He says he's about a month behind, he should be smiling and cooing more, and he just gave his first intentional smile to me this morning when I was changing his diaper. We discussed his Hyper muscle tone (too much muscle tone/holding his limbs all stiff) he said we can do two things for the hyper tone, we can do therapy (which we are doing) or we can give medication that will relax his muscles, and the medication they would give would be valium. After examining him he suggested we continue with the therapy, and to call if his tone got worse, but that he didn't need medication at this time. He did say instead of giving Tylenol to give motrin for pain, to help with the inflammation. Also, that if we find that we are giving Motrin or Tylenol everyday that we may need to switch to the valium as valium is easier on the liver and kidneys.
4 months ago