Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Doctors Doctors and more Doctors

Kyle's Cellulitis 
Last Thursday Kyle had a massive welt on his leg from a bug bite. He had some Benadryl, some cream, and some ice and it wasn't getting any better, so we went to the doctor. He was diagnosed with cellulitis and put on antibiotics and steroid cream. We were told that if it got any worse to give them a call or if it wasn't better by Saturday to call.
Saturday morning, the original spot was pretty much gone, but he had a new spot of cellulitis. I called and talked to the nurse at our pediatrician office and was told to draw a line around the spot and if it got any bigger or if he started to run a fever to take him to the ER. Saturday afternoon we ended up going to the ER because the spot kept growing. The ER doctor said that it wasn't to the point where he needed IV antibiotics yet, but his suspicion was the oral antibiotics were doing their jobs because the first spot went away. He said to keep doing what we were doing and to come back if Kyle started to run a fever.
Luckily, Sunday morning he woke up with no more cellulitis...just a bunch of big mosquito bites.

Colby's Ears
In the beginning of last week, Colby started pulling on his ears. There wasn't any drainage, so I was pretty sure he didn't have an infection. We used a flashlight to look in his ears and coud see chunks of wax, so I called and made an appointment with the ENT for him to get his ears cleaned out.
Friday morning we went to the ENT and he cleaned LOTS of hard wax out of Colby's ears. After Colby kept saying "ears all better!"
Colby's ears just make lots of hard wax and there's not a whole lot we can do about it while he has tubes besides go to the ENT every few months and get it cleaned out. Once his tubes are out, we can use drops to soften the wax and can clean it out at home.

WIC
Yesterday, all four kids had a WIC visit and were weighed and measured.
Emily - 29 lbs, 3 ft 2 in
Kyle - 30 lbs 7 oz, 3 ft 5 in
Colby - 25 lbs 4 oz, 2 ft 9 in
Peyton - 15 lbs 6 oz, 2 ft 2 in

Peyton's Six Month Well Check
Peyton also had his six month check up yesterday. All of his measurements were the same as at WIC. :)
He's growing well and developing like he shoud. We are continuing with his meds for his reflux and talked about starting solids. We are going to stick with just fruits and veggies for a long time and very slowly introduce new foods. Typically it's recommend to wait 3 to 5 days in between new foods, but we are going to wait 7 to 10 days. He said if we had any signs of allergic reactions to let him know and we would do allergy testing sooner rather than later.

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