Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We Are Almost There

I am just so excited that its almost Friday. So much is happening right now and although I feel very overwhelmed, its all pretty good things.

But today, Elizabeth went to the ENT. There is definitely a problem with her left ear right now. They manually cleaned them and then flushed them out with the little vacuum like machine. There is still so much fluid and redness. Her hearing test went ok, still, its the left ear not up to par. We are opting not for tubes yet....The doctor says that he has pretty good results of treating the ears first, but again, nothing is 100%. So she will be on an abnormal amount of amox. for a few weeks and then be rechecked. At that point we will decided whether this has helped or tubes are needed. So I will run out and fill the script and stock up on yougart!!!

Jilly woke up at 3:30 this a.m. complaining about her ear. No fever, nothing at all. She dosed off at 8:15 and I woke her up and still sent her to school. No fever and with taking Elizabeth to the ENT, it was better that way. Of course leaving the office with Elizabeth, Jilly's teacher called. She had a total meltdown, probably from being tired. So we picked her up, skipped going out to lunch and just came home. She napped for about 1-1/2 hours and then took her to the doctor. Ears are fine (Thank God) but looking at her nose, something is brewing. Her doctor said that she is definitely feeling out of sorts, but until something more develops, its just a waiting game. Funny things about my doctor's office. The most popular doctor in the practice is easier to see than our fav, who has been there maybe 3 or 4 years. Its fine, I have one for well checks and use the other for sick visits.

Needless to say, I am exhausted and punchy at the same time. I made a crockpot of meatballs this a.m. and taking the easy way out tonight. Meatball parm sandwiches for all!!!! I do think I'll need a cup of coffee or two to stay up to see my David Cook, whether he wins or not....

2 comments:

Heather said...

I hope the medicine works with Elizabeth. I hope BOTH your girls are in tip top shape soon!

Andrea said...

Oh my - poor Elizabeth...that must feel AWFUL to have that ear clogged/stuffed up for this long. What a trooper. I really hope flushing it out & the meds work...as you said, I know the tubes aren't the most horrible thing to have & if they are needed, well they are needed. But it would be great if you could skip that step. As far as Jilly, well I hope whatever is brewing is short & sweet. Hope you don't start summer vacation with germies!! You stay well now, Debbie! Drink your fluids & rest as much as a busy Mommy can! LOL