Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Good News, Bad News

The good news to report:

Actually, the GREAT news is that Landon has gained some weight...WOO-HOO!!!! He went from 19 pounds 10 ounces to 20 pounds 2 ounces in two weeks. I guess I was doing something wrong huh? (mommy guilt! mommy guilt!) We'll just stick with the plan of shoving food into his mouth at every opportunity, and maybe he'll be back up to his "norm" soon.

The BAD news is this:

Kid #1: Landon STILL has an ear infection and he is on a new antibiotic. The very same one that gave us a RAGING case of thrush just a few short months ago. (JOY. At least we still have the medicine we need if it does sneak up on us again.) Plus, he's nursing a LOT less, so hopefully that will help.

If his ears don't improve in the next 2 weeks, then Dr. Cook is going to refer us to an ENT. I'm a little scared of the possibility of tubes, but if it helps him, then I'm all for it. I'm glad that the Doc is being assertive about his treatment too, and not just blowing it off.

Kid #2: Colin has a touch of bronchitis. He's wheezing a little bit, which I hadn't noticed (mommy guilt! mommy guilt!). I could tell, though, that his cough had gotten a lot worse. SOoooo, HE is on a Z-pack, and some kick ASS cough medicine. If his cough doesn't improve in the next 3-4 days, it will be breathing treatments for him.

I'm just praying that I can keep all of this medicine straight and not give the wrong stuff to the wrong kid.

Another job I didn't realize I had signed on for, pharmacist and 24 hour, on-call nurse.

They're my boys though....they're worth it.


andria said...

See, nothing wrong with your little one. Don't fret about it anymore, ok?

Sorry your kids are sick, hope they are doing better real soon and that you are able to get some rest in between all that medicine and loving giving.

My friends kids all have tubes. It was no sweat procedure and they have helped them immensely.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that you got a good report at the doctor, despite the ear infection and bronchitis. I hope your boys get to feeling better soon!

Mike said...

I have no problem mixing medicines when my kids are sick. It's when I get sick that I get it all mixed up.

One time, when I had the fever, I bought Children's Tylenol.