Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Coughs, Colds and Christmas

Last week my two oldest girls started coughing, throwing up, and running fevers.  They both ended up with ear infections and nasty sounding coughs.  I did my best to keep E away from them so that she wouldn't get sick.  I even sent her to spend a few days with her grandparents but she caught it anyway.  Luckily it was just a cold, not the stomach ache and fever.  We started another round of Cephalexin (Keflex) that she will be on for the next 3 weeks and we've increased her CPT.

Even with all of the sickness in our house we had a great Christmas!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Clinic 12/12/12

E has been feeling great since we left the hospital.  This past month she has received her flu shot and her first dose of Synagis.  We're doing everything we can to keep her from getting sick these next few months!

Today was her 6 month clinic appointment.  We talked to them about the possibility of malabsorption over the last few days and decided to increase her enzyme dose.  She will now take 20,000 lipase units of Zenpep (or two 10k capsules) before every meal.  They also increased her dose of Axid to 1 1/2 mL, 2x/day.  This should help her stay on track with her weight gain.
Right now she weighs a little over 16 lbs which is great!
The dietician gave us a list of higher calorie baby foods that we can give her and also suggested adding rice cereal to her fruits and vegetables for extra calories.

We did the Pea Pod and a blood draw for her research study and both of those went really well.  This was a much better lab experience than the last one!

Now her appointments will be spread out to every 2 months so we don't go back again until February.