Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Needing to tie the shoe that did not drop

OK... Well, not sure where to start...

We managed to get the tour of the "other" house for the randomly interested buyer... However, the tenant had dishes in the bathtub... among other interestign atrocities a renter is apt to do. Now, she has a "foster" son so I am hoping that she lets him play with them in the bathtub but it is still a wee bit odd. I asked the Schatz if they were dirty, he did not answer, actually I think I told him not to tell me, that I really did not want to know.

We still have our house on the "exclusive" market... but the only person that called and asked to see it never showed up... loser! There is another house down the street selling for much the same, on the "full" market, and it already has a sale pending... perhaps it is because they have a pool and we don't... though we have a 2 car garage and they don't... ah, who knows, maybe if I ever get my butt in gear and finish cleaning to the specifications of my Austrian husband (because he sure won't clean it) we might put it on the "real" market... sorry, last thing I want to do after a full day at work, feeding the boy and eating supper is clean... it is also the last thing I want to do after waking up in the morning and feeding the Squink.
I better stop here I feel a rant coming on!!!!!

The third shoe did not fall, but it came unlaced... Squink is not done seeing the hematologist. The blood parts I was worried about are within normal limits now, however, he is still rather anemic and requires iron supplements. Now, I am not a big fan of iron supplementation... especially in a case like this... which means we have to consider the following:
1) many breast fed babies are anemic
2) bacteria thrives in a high iron environment (which has interesting implications for immune systems)
3) if so many breast fed babies are anemic, why is it being treated like a pathology?

You can add a ton more related questions here... but I won't bore you with them.

Schatz is adamant that we supplement, my concession is to give some, not as suggested by his doctor, but to give some. I am not convinced that it is the right thing for the baby. I may have to call my nutrition teacher from my brief (and hopefully temporary) stint in medical school to talk with her about this, since she deals a lot with infant/child nutrition and health, more so than the specialist we are seeing I am sure.

1 comment:

Nettie said...

Hey, in the end you have to go with what your instincts tell you is best, right?