Friday, April 13, 2012

Updates on Kaylynn

Well, we went to the ear specialist Tuesday. The ear infection was gone, so the augmentin must be working. But, he did not like that they blamed (or lead us to believe) that the vomiting is due to her ears. He didn't like that. He said that they always thought there was a link between acid reflux and ear infections, but they have never "confirmed" that theory. So, he thinks we have some wiggle room right now. He said she's one of these kids that will be good today and have an ear infection by tomorrow. So, she's one that's "on the fence" for tubes. That some kids' ear infections clear up during the warm months and return during the cold ones. He said if she gets another one, he wants to see her back, otherwise he will follow up in Oct. He also said maybe if we get the acid reflux under control that the ears will get better.
Sooooo....we made an appt to see her Doc Thursday to see about upping the dosage of her Prilosec. Well, Tuesday she had a great day! Saying Num-num and MaMa, and was cracking herself up laughing. By Wednesday she was spitting up, very, very fussy and crying and had a 101.8 temp a good part of the day that meds were not bringing down. So, appt bumped to Wed. Temp is probably due to her teeth. If it stays around 100-101 for a week or so, let them know, that's a problem. They put her own for being allergic to the azithromycin. And we are going to try Prilosec from 4ml, to 5ml for a week to see if it helps, if not bump to 6ml and we have a follow up appt on the 25th. By that time, if things aren't better, we will be referred to a pediatric gastrointestinal Doctor.
So, been on the upped dose and so far, seems to be working. Last night was a VERY LONG AND ROUGH NIGHT!! Her teeth must be killing her. She literally had me up the entire night. I rocked her crying in my ear until 4:30am. Until I get her settled enough finally to go to sleep. So, no work for me again today. She barely ate all day. Taking bottles, but just cries at feeding time. By supper she DID eat some mac n cheese and some mashed potatoes. Still very, very clingy and fussy. I went to CVS to get her new prescription and nigh time orajel, and of course...the prilosec is on back order!! So they changed it to prevacid. Great. Not only was it $70.00!!!! But it's in pill form and we have to cut it, and dissolve it in water ourselves! Ugh.
So we shall see how that works out tomorrow!
I am supposed to be mandatory Sat and Sun to work. David doesn't want me to go in. Technically, since I used vacation today I don't HAVE to go in, but between having so much work, letting my teammates down and we could use the extra money. We are finally getting a little ahead, and being able to put back and save. At the same time, I know she needs me, as well as David needing my help with her. And I know as hard as these days are, I will miss them one day. So, I guess I will see how tonight goes and set my alarm and decide then if I'll work or not.

Praying for her constantly. I just want her to be a happy, healthy little girl. Appreciate any extra prayers for her please!! Thanks so much!!

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