Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ear Infection...AGAIN!

So it's been a tough few weeks. I know it can always be worse but our little guy can't seem to keep the ear infections away. We are either at the doctor b/c we suspect one or having them rechecked because he is off of the antibiotics every other week for a while now! Not to mention well visits and everything else. They all know me at the doctor's office probably even recognize my voice when I call. So I had to take him in there yesterday. I figured more than likely he had another ear infection but my main reason for taking him was because he woke up Tuesday sounding horrible. No runny nose or fever but hoarse and sounded like he was having issues in his chest. So I thought he had RSV again like he did last year but was hoping for just allergy issues or something. No luck! Bronchitis and not too surprising an ear infection (luckily this time just one ear not both like the previous times)! Are you serious? Really? We have had him on Nasonex per doctor to keep him well so no ear infections. Before that, we tried Singulair and Zyrtec. I thought the Nasonex was working b/c his runny nose was gone but it didn't keep him from getting another ear infection and now bronchitis. So the doc told me to go ahead and set up that appointment with the ENT as soon as I got home. So called and we go February 8th. I'm sure there will be a surgery coming soon after. I hate that my son has to have another surgery (he had a minor one last June) so 2 surgeries before he is even 2 years old doesn't make me too happy but I'm tired of him being sick all the time so hopefully this will help. He is a trooper though - this has slowed him down some but not as much as I thought it would. So here's to hoping he can get well and stay well until we meet with the ENT!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010

So I don't think I got any good pictures from Christmas because Marshall did not feel good really at all the whole break. He would have his good moments but mostly you could tell he was not himself. He ended up having double ear infections (again) so that is a whole other issue. We did try to have a good time but I think most of our family was struggling with sinus issues that week so we just took it easy. We just tried to make it through as good as we could. We went to my great-aunt's house on Thursday night (Christmas Eve Eve) and celebrated with my mom's extended family. On Christmas Eve, we attended our Church, Hope's 3:00 service. My parents, Travis' parents, my brother and his wife and children, my sister-in-law's mother, sister and her boyfriend and his parents joined us. We took up a whole row by ourselves. It was such a nice service. On Christmas Day, we woke up after a rough night with Marshall to see what Santa brought him. He really didn't care at all about it when he woke up so I knew it was going to be a tough day. He eventually came around and we fed him. Then off to my parents house. We had brunch there and opened presents. Then that afternoon, we were off to Travis' parents house. Marshall got worse there and screamed for almost 2 hours and we couldn't find out what was wrong. I had one person calling our doctor, another person calling our insurance company to see what urgent care facility was covered and one person running a bath to help calm him down. Nothing worked and he just wanted to hold on to me. Finally he calmed down and then was back to himself. He had a bad stomach for a few days so I think that played a part and there was just so much going on, he got to him. Hopefully, we don't go through that again...it was horrible! This was definitely a Christmas I won't forget! He did get lots of great gifts and thoroughly enjoys playing with them now!