Saturday, February 20, 2010

Final Jaundice Check

As you can tell by the title of this post, today was baby Kara's final jaundice check...well, not quite the last one, but at least, the Wong family no longer has to make their daily trek to Valencia Pediatrics. In fact, the Wong family has been coming to Valencia Pediatrics so much, that the front desk folks greeted us with, "Good morning, Mister Wong, how are you today? Here for a jaundice check for Kara?" Just as a background, this is a relatively busy practice that sees about 40 newborns during any given month. 

Today's appointment was with Dr. Rebecca Mandel. Papa Matt and mama Lyanne were split in terms of their opinion of Dr. Mandel. Mama Lyanne did not really seem to care too much about Dr. Mandel's care of baby Kara, while Papa Matt thought that she was pretty good with baby Kara.

Baby Kara weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces...another 3 ounces weight gain!!  Her bili-level today was 12.9.  Dr. Mandel gave baby Kara a clean bill of health, and declared that she no longer has to come for daily pediatrician appointments.  Baby Kara's next appointment will be on Friday (6 days from now), for her 2-week old well check-up.  The best part about that upcoming appointment, in Papa Matt's opinion, is that there is absolutely zero co-pay! Hehe.

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