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6 Week Checkup

This should have been Shanley's 4 week checkup but the doctor was on vacation and this was the earliest I could get her in.

Whatever worries I had about her not eating and getting enough nourishment are gone... she now weighs 10 pounds 1 ounce (as compared to 7 pounds 13 ounces at her 1 week checkup). She's also gone from 20 to 21.5 inches. She's in the 75th percentile for her head size and weight, and 50% for her height... maybe she'll end up a shortie like her momma (I'm 5'4"). Poor pup got her 2nd immunization short and she screamed bloody hell.

I asked Doc why are eyes are still so yellowy and she sent her to the hospital to get her bilirubin checked. It's still kinda high - but not in the danger zone. When we left the hospital (4 days old), it was 11.5 and it was 8.4 when they checked it today.... which isn't *that* bad. It's coming down, just slowly - which, according to my doctor, can sometimes happen with breastfed babies. If she still looks yellowy when we go back in 3 weeks for her 2 month checkup, then she might have her bilirubin checked again.

Other than that, she's tuckered out after all that crying (she screamed bloody hell during the bloodwork too) and she's snoozing on the couch... she's been cuddly and needing extra love from her momma all day.
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