Zayd was born 11/28/2010 at 12:50 AM. The delivery was excellent. :) He was healthy and beautiful. He has tons of dark hair and looks like his older brother Zaker. Brown eyes. 7 pounds even and 20 1/4 inches long.
I noticed at his diaper change that his bottom looked different from my other children. He also wasn't nursing very well. Long story short, he was born with a condition called Low Imperforate Anus. He has an opening, but it is smaller than it should be. He wasn't wanting to eat because he wasn't able to poop very well, so he was feeling full.
He will need surgery to correct it. The surgeon saw him yesterday and got him to poop out *everything*. After that, he started nursing like a champ and has been almost non-stop eating. :)
We did get one piece of good news this morning--the surgeon has not been here yet, but his pediatrician has been here. He had several tests to try to determine if he had any internal problems that can sometimes happen with his condition. It looks like he does NOT have any of that, so he will have a simpler surgery.
His surgery is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. I will post more when I know more.
The good news summary though is of the two options I was given yesterday, it looks like he will have the less-complex surgery. He is nursing excellent now. :) And other than this condition, he is completely healthy and beautiful.
This fall, Zayd is not gaining weight, not taking solid food well, and has been diagnosed as failure to thrive. :( We are currently undergoing testing to find out why this is happening. Other than the lack of growth, he is happy, playful, and active. He is 10 months old. He knows how to hold onto the couch and walk along it. He has help to pull up there. He sits and can get on his tummy and is trying to crawl. He says "dada" occasionally "Mom" and twice on the same night, "I love you" He LOVES to watch his brothers and sister play and they love him.