Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lots to update you on, let's see. . .Ryan had an echo done Monday and it looked fine. He had a stress test and his cholesterol checked today, but we don't yet know the results. We are thinking ( hopefully) that it is not his heart and he will probably end up going to a pulmonologist. His breathing still isn't what it should be.

And on to Olivia. She had an ear infection back in October, I believe. Ever since then she has complained about swishy noises in her ear. She has gone back since then to make sure it wasn't another infection and it wasn't, but the swishy noises continued. I can't tell you how many days of preschool she has missed because of her ears. So I took her back in today and found out she has Eustachian tube dysfunction. The pressure in her ears isnt equalizing. I'm starting her on Zyrtec and a few times a day, she has to blow on a party favor and blow bubbles with a straw in an effort to pop her ears. We go back to the doctor in a month and if there is no improvement, she'll go to an ENT. I just want some relief for her.

Abigail is doing well. Some nights, she has me up all night long. All I ask is for maybe 3 hour chunks of sleep at a time. I got hardly any sleep two nights in a row and could not function!! Her acne is looking somewhat better. We had the doctor peek at her today and she confirmed that it was acne. I think it worsens with heat. Miss Abigail weighs about 9 lbs now. She loves to eat.

I'm doing well. I'm trying to find ways to simplify and de-stress our lives. I signed up for emeals at They send you a weekly menu and shopping list to help with dinner planning. I'm really excited to try it out and it's only $5 per month. I'll let you know my review of it in a month or so.

Hope everyone is staying healthy!


Karen said...

I had to take Progestrone shots with my now 6 month old baby girl. A she was born with really bad baby acne. I wonder if it had to do with the shots.

Jodi said...

Hmmm, interesting. I had the progesterone shots from 17 weeks until 35 weeks.

Brandi W. said...

Love the pic of Olivia with the party favor! Hopefully everything will get back on track for you guys.