Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The saga continues

Shelby has not made it to school yet this week...and she probably won't. Monday included a visit to Dr. Deutsch, lab work, and an abdominal x-ray. Then, Monday evening we received a call that her lab work indicated some type of infection so we headed off to Immediate Care for more labs. Everything came back negative, but we did have some suspicion about her ears so today we saw the Pediatrician. She does have fluid in both ears and is now on antibiotics. So far...knock on wood...there has been no fever today. (Oops, I spoke too soon. I just took it and its climbing back up again.) The diarrhea seems to have gone away, but I think I'll be keeping her home the rest of the week to really get better before she heads back to germ-land next week.

Miss Riley had an appointment this morning with an ENT due to mouth-breathing, snoring, and horrible morning breath. He examined her tonsils and they are almost touching. He decided from everything I described that she has obstructive sleep apnea from them. So...September 12th she will be getting them and her adenoids removed. She has no clue yet. We'll talk to her about it the weekend before surgery. She has had general anesthesia before for an MRI a few years ago so I'm sure she'll do fine, but she's not one for pain, thank you very much! Recovery will be interesting...I'm excited for her, though, as I hear kids that get their huge tonsils removed feel much, much better afterwards.

Oh, and, I have a sinus infection on top of everything. We can't wait to be feeling healthy around here...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

First Day of School

Look at them?!?!? They've changed so much in the past year! Can you believe they're in 1st grade and pre-k? I can't! The picture on the left is them waiting down at the bus stop. Yes, I did follow the bus to school and then spent the whole morning there. No, not crying outside of Shelby's classroom. I was talking with the nurse about Shelby's health care plan. They both enjoyed their first day alot.

Then, that evening, Shelby got sick. Yup. Doesn't take much sometimes. So...she missed her first whole day on Friday. She cried when all the other kids got on the bus. I did, too. Poor kid. That's the way its going to be f
or her. She just wants to be "normal" like the other kids.

So far, tests for c-diff and rotavirus have come back negative. A stool culture is pending. Temps in the 100 range keep coming and going. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Thanks for the inspiration Becca!

So what have we been up to since Shelby's hospital admission? Let me tell you in pictures...

Shelby & Grammie watching Riley's summer camp program

Checking out Uncle Keith's "big" tractor at the Krapf family "Christmas in July"

Riley's first time tubing (can you see her face by Scott's?)
or maybe I should leave the caption as
"Scott trying out his 'new' shoulder that was just fixed in December?")

First lemonade stand

Both of these pictures are just plain CUTE!

That's what we've been doing. The girls have been working hard growing like weeds, especially Riley! They each have their own bedrooms now and I'm working on a playroom for them in the basement. Shelby has remained healthy (so far) this summer since the beginning of July. They both start school in a little less than 3 weeks, but who's counting! We're just trying to have lots of fun!

Take care!