Weight: 88th percentile 30 lbs
Height: 85th percentile 2 feet 11.5 inches
I can't believe that she is not topping the charts anymore! Not even in the 90th percentile anymore!
So most people already know all of this but I really want to document it so that I can remember it. Here is Lucy's last month in a nutshell ( healthwise):
- Around Dec. 15th- have a week long 103 fever that doesn't go away. She acts normal, however the fever doesn't stop. We take her to the doctor three times within a week, and the first time that we go I mention checking for a bladder infection. Doctor says no if she isn't crying everytime she pees, and they would need to catheterize her to check so it's a no go. Second visit is an ER visit because she starts diarrheaing ( sorry TMI) and not eating. ER is 4 hours total and they say virus. Troy goes one day later and DEMANDS tests done because this is not normal. Doctors do catheter, x-rays and blood work. Catheter stuff shows bladder infection ( NO really??) x-rays show chest virus, and blood work shows anemia. Troy vows to never again do the catheter, says he was on the verge of tears the whole time. I was at work :( poor guy. Lucy gets put on antibiotics and gets better in about 10 days.
- Dec. 28th- RIGHT after she finishes the antibiotics for the bladder infection she comes down with a cold. We had family in town for the holidays who were REALLY sick ( one with the swine flu led to pneumonia) and well, most of the family caught the germs. ( luckily Troy and I were spared) Lucy doesn't just get a cold though and have it go away after a week or two. Lucy gets REALLY sick with anything! We spend the next 3 weeks dealing with the cold, that leads to a really bad cough, ( NO SLEEPING FOR THREE WEEKS) and then leads to double ear infections. People wonder why I am such a germ freak? Well this all is why. We go to Urgent Care the first weekend in January because Lucy has dark yellow junk coming from her ears, both of them, and she is screaming bloody murder. This is when they say double ear infection and put her on amoxicillin.
- We complete 8 of the 10 days of the new antibiotics to no avail, Lucy is still not sleeping and is coughing bad. We go back to the doctor and they say they wonder why the last doctor gave Lucy amoxicillin. Lucy has tubes, and therefore most kids with tubes are very resistant to amoxicillin because they have it so much the first year of their life. Basically we gave her that 8 days of new meds for no reason. They diagnose a sinus infection and new antibiotics and ear drops that we are supposed to use anytime we see junk coming from her ears. Keep in mind this yellow junk has been oozing out for two weeks now and is like tree sap. They also tell us to give her Motrin for inflammation and Zyrtec for congestion and allergies.
- We go back yesterday for a check up on the ears ( they seem to be doing much better and the medicine is almost to be done with!) 11:00am appt. dr. says looks almost cleared but not totally. This is the 2 year appt. where we finally document her stats and she ends up having to get more bloodwork done poor thing.
-4:00pm same day as dr. check up I see blood dripping out of Lucy's ears. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Take her to Urgent Care and there is a nice PA who sees Lucy who says she really needs to go to her ENT that put the tubes in for a check up on those....and prescribes MORE ear drops for Lucy because she thinks that the ear drops we were using were not working properly.
- Therefore it is now January 23 and we are STILL dealing with infection, sleepless nights, and dripping ears. ( the ear drops are a huge pain and now we have to do them four times a day!)
I thought tubes were supposed to help??? :(