This past Friday, we were FINALLY able to have Ryan's four year check up.
We've had to cancel scheduled appointments numerous times due to illnesses, because they don't want to give him the immunization shots when he is already sick. And since this was the big one - when four year olds receive FOUR shots - I was only willing to schedule his well check for a Friday afternoon, so that we could be home with him over the next few days if needed. Only problem is, every other parent in the world wants the same thing, so the 3:00 p.m. Friday well-check slots are popular. Our last one was scheduled for August 13, but that had to be cancelled once we had his tonsillectomy scheduled for August 12.
So September 10 finally came, and we actually made it to the scheduled appointment.
All in all, it went well. He loves his pediatrician. Loves, loves her. He's a bit scarred after all the horrible, mean things his ENT doctor did to his throat last month, so his normal joy at going to the doctor wasn't quite there. Here he is cautiously awaiting the appearance of Nurse Gwen.
Ryan's weight is still low (for him) from not eating for several days, but it was still in the 70%. His height is still off the charts, though, and their prediction from the 3 year visit that he'll be 6'4" at full height still stands.
We opted to get the flu shot, and Ryan declined the nose mist version, saying he would prefer the shot then having to breathe the mist. So, a total of five shots. After the first shot, Ryan changed his mind and wanted the mist, but it was too late. The shots were ready. It was a good thing Carl was there to hold him down. I don't think I could have handled it.
One very upset Ryan later, we went to pick up Alex and headed to Marble Slab for the ice cream of Ryan's choice - chocolate with chocolate sprinkles AND rainbow sprinkles.