Nov 24

Poor, poor boy

Tag: GeneralEmily @ 4:16 pm

Sean had his 9 month checkup today. It didn’t go so well :-(. Let me back up…Saturday the 15th we took Sean to urgent care b/c we thought he had another ear infection…and he did. That made #3 since August, and another round of antibiotics started. He’s also had a cold for about 1.5 weeks that we’ve been struggling with.

So on to today…I discussed his skin dryness with the doctor and he said that Sean definitely has excema. He gave us some suggestions of things to use on him, but said that he’ll probably stay the same until he gets a little older *sigh*

Next, he checked his ears. Another ear infection. How do you get another ear infection when you are on your 9th day of an antibiotic? I have no idea, but he does. *double sigh* So he was prescribed another, stronger antibiotic to take instead. The doctor also referred him to an ENT to discuss the possibility of getting tubes put in. We don’t really want to do it, but he said 4 ear infections in 4 months isn’t the greatest course to be on…so we have to go to the ENT and get checked out.

Then he had to get a flu shot. No biggie, but no shots are fun 🙂

Then he had to get 2 fingersticks (ouch!). One for a lead test (standard test) and one for an iron test. He was low on his iron, so now he has to get on an iron suppliment 2x day for 6-8 weeks, then get retested *triple sigh*

Poor little guy. At least he’s off the chart developmentally. 🙂 They can’t believe that he’s already standing somewhat on his own, cruising, saying Mama,Dada, Baba, Ah-done, waving, etc. He’s a little behind growth-wise (40-50% in everything) but they aren’t worried.

So, pretty eventful day. More medicine, more sicky boy 🙁 At least he gets to see lots of family / friends in the next few weeks, so he’ll get lots and lots of extra lovin’!

4 Responses to “Poor, poor boy”

  1. Daniel says:

    yes, stay on top of those in infections. i never cried as a baby and my mom never knew i had them until a doctor tried to have me taken away for abuse!

    Now i’m hard of hearing from so many infections and ruptured ear drums.

  2. Mom C says:

    Poor pumpkin! It is truly amazing that he can have so many colds, ear aches, itchy skin and STILL be a happy, loving, smiling boy! An obvious jewel! Gramma Narni

  3. Cathy says:

    Pooor thing. I hope he feels better soon!

  4. Jennifer Massie says:

    Paul-my little man had 20 ear infections in his first 2 1/2 years for us a chiropractor was the miracle. We went every 2 weeks and as soon as we missed an appointment he had one. I was never a big believer in chiropractors until then. We quit going when we moved at age 4 and he seems to have outgrown them. As for the eczema-Matthew seemed to outgrow his about age three and then it reappeared when we moved to SC. Elidel works well for us when it gets real bad
    I now this is unsolicited advice so do what you want with it-Its just one moms experience. Hope the little man is feeling better. He is absolutely adorable.
    Jen Massie Wood

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