Thursday, March 20, 2008

Busy times

Well, in the last couple of weeks, we've been pretty busy. Jonathan saw Dr. Lanier (Ear, Nose & Throat) about the fluid that has been in his ears for so long. Dr. Lanier was very nice, he looked in his ears and sure enough there was still lots of fluid in there even with him taking Rinatan(decongestant) for over a month at that point. So he did an tympanagram to test how his ears were receiving sound (how well he can hear) and it was bad. Way worse than I expected it to be so he said tubes for sure. So we signed the paperwork and they said it would be 3-4 weeks before he had the surgery. The next day the surgery center called to set a date and she said they had a cancellation for that Thursday if we wanted it! EEEK! That was so fast but we figured, better to get it done asap than to have to wait and have him be miserable all that time! So he had tubes put in his ears that Thursday (2 weeks ago today) and has been doing much better. However he developed a strange cough this week that sounded horrible but not like it was in his chest or anything. Just sounded like he had something stuck in his throat and he was trying to clear his throat to get it out but it's was really LOUD! Poor guy! I got to thinking that maybe he had developed some asthma or allergies or something so I took him to the Dr. yesterday and sure enough he was wheezing bad so the dr put him on nebulizer treatments 4 times a day for the next week then 3 times a day for 2 more weeks and then down to 2 times a day. He did okay for his first one last night and for his second one this morning so that's good. He also had a skin infection on his nose so we had to get an antibiotic ointment for that. It already looks better after two applications yesterday!

Nathan is doing much better in school now that he is taking some medication for his ADHD. It has been a big help to him! He can actually focus long enough to finish something and for the first time all year he has finished all his work 4 of the 5 days of school last week! Yay!!!! They had a big easter egg hunt and he won a giant stuffed bunny from that. It's pretty cool!

David is still having a hard time with his anxiety and aggression. We are working on it behaviorally at home and then we are working with the psychiatrist on his medications to try to figure out what is going on. So far nothing has helped at all so we are trying something new this week and if that doesn't help then we will try something else. We go back in two weeks so we'll find out then what we are goign to do.

The kids are on Spring Break this week but it hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. They have been pretty well behaved for me most of the time. Unusual but that's ok. We are trying to get them out of the house and doing things as much as we can. We went to the park on Tuesday and tried to fly their new dragon kites that they got from Grandma but there really wasn't any wind, not enough to fly kites anyway. Too bad!

That's it for now! Have a happy day! OH! And here's some lolcatz for you!


Anonymous said...

lol...u r addicted to these cats.

It has been crazy around your house lately. And not a fun crazy. Hope it gets better.

Tiffany said...

fxsmom, I haven't figured out how to comment on comments yet so here it is! LOL! Yes as mentioned in a previous post, I am completely addicted to them! My sister also loves it! My husband thinks I'm weird but I think they are so funny (mostly) and I check it every day for new ones! LOL!

Yes things have been a little crazy but we're ok. We'll deal with it as always and just keep on going! It's what we have to do! :o)

Kristiem10 said...

It does sound like you've been busy. I am thinking Blake would benefit from tubes. He always has fluid behind his eardrums. I think the lol cats r funny.

Anonymous said...

I tagged you...again. hee hee. This is one is very easy. You only need to come up with a 6 word sentence about you :).