Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shoot For A Cure

Our last big fundraiser was a sporting clay tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  
My mom really wanted to put this together and I think she did a great job!  We had 10 teams, a sponsored lunch, door prizes, and in the end raised about $2800 for the CFF!
That brings our total for the year to over $19,000! 
We are so very grateful to everyone who helped us raise money this year.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Clinic...And Sick Again

E had been feeling crummy for a few days and then woke up one morning with her eyes matted shut, nose running and a cough.  Luckily we were going to clinic the next day.  Dr. R checked her ears and said they both looked pretty bad so we went ahead and started a 21 day round of Augmentin.

Our clinic started requiring patients to wear masks during appointments when they go back and forth from room to room.  That didn't go well!  We took some extras home to play with so we could try to convince her that masks are fun to wear and hopefully next time she won't fight us as much!

She hasn't gained any weight since her last appointment.  I knew this would probably be the case because she has become a very picky eater and really only eats one meal a day.  As much as I want her to get her calories in, I also don't want to create a monster! In our house if you want to eat, you have to eat what is in front of you.  And if you throw it on the floor, the meal is over!  Sorry, kids!  I can't make 3 different lunches and dinners every day!

The doctor and dietitian said not to worry about it right now, though, because she has always had good weight gain before this.  We'll push through the toddler stage and she'll figure it out just like her big sisters did.  Hopefully sooner rather than later!

Update: I got the results of her throat cultures and it showed that she grew Staph aureus.  This is the same one that grew on her cultures a few times before, but it is nothing to worry about and we don't need to do anything differently.

Hopefully this antibiotic will make her feel better and we can get back to enjoying our summer!