Friday, September 19, 2008

Rowan

We went to a follow up appointment today at the ped's office. Rowan is still wheezing. It's been a long week too. We've stayed home a lot and gone a little stir crazy. Chandler has spent a lot of time in the naughty spot and I think he is really sick of our apartment. The steroid Rowan is on has made him really fussy too. Chan and Marsh went to the Dr. (urgent care) on Monday night. Marsh has bronchitis and a sinus infection which I think he is almost over. Chan had another ear infection, go figure. The PA we saw was a little dense and didn't have the best bedside manner. He also prescribed Chandler the wrong dose of antibiotic. Double what he should have had, but luckily the Pharmicist caught it. Did I mention how grateful I am for awesome health insurance? Especially since between all the sickies in my house we have been to the Dr. 7 times in the last month.
Anyways, back to our office visit. Rowan's ear infections look much better and he hasn't run a fever for a few days. The new diagnosis- Pediatric Asthma. We are now trying the Singulair granules to see if that helps with his wheezing and to open up his airway a little more. He has to take it daily so hopefully I can be good about remembering. I'm really hoping that he will grow out of it. I know my nephew Kaden had asthma when he was young and eventually grew out of it. We go back in another 4 weeks to see if it is working. He will also get a flu shot at this time. Dr. Lei said there are 2 different flu shots out this year and he wants to give him one in 4 weeks, and then another one a month later, so we will probably do that at his 9-10 month well baby. I'd hate to have a sick baby all winter, so I'm all about the flu shots. We will continue to do albuterol treatments when Rowan really needs them. (Oh and Rowan isn't crawling yet, but he is soooo super close. I'll be sure to post when he takes off.)

4 comments:

monica said...

HE is so adorable! I love his hair! Sorry about the sick thing, I wish I could help somehow!

CodynStacey said...

Oh my goodness he is such a cute little boy!!!! I can't believe how sick your family has been - hopefully everyone will get over it soon!

Jeff and Sara Birch said...

I once read somewhere that if your baby is born cesarean they have a lot higher risk of developing asthma. So of course I am always worried about my boys getting it and was unnerved when they put Carson on the nebulizer. Oh well...some babies just don't come as nature intended...but it doesn't really matter because you love them the same.

Holly Mayer said...

Oh Tiffany I will pray your family gets better soon.