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Sunday, January 23, 2005

I'm glad we've survived the past week!

Long story short, Meredith had fluid behind one of her ears that her regular doctor saw and once we got her on meds she started feeling much better. She also had a horrible yeast infection and we had been given the **wrong** cream for it so once we got that fixed she started getting better down there too.

We've terminated a relationship with one of her specialists that had been taking care of her for most of her life and will be going to someone else. It seems to me that they'd know what med to give for a yeast infection and they'd be able to properly diagnose her ear problem especially when he looked in her throat and said, "Yep, she's got green stuff in her throat and the right side of her nose but she doesn't really need meds yet."

Her doctor wants her re-tested for Cystic Fibrosis, she was tested about 3 years ago but they want to re-test again to make sure we aren't dealing with it in some form. I try my best not to think about it because at this time there's no cure for CF.

Josh also got a sinus infection...told me Thursday morning that he couldn't hear out of his left ear. Off to the doctor we go and sure enough, he had fluid behind his ear too.

I'm finding myself unable to focus on much right now. I notice this is a problem when Mer starts falling into another sick cycle. My focus moves to her and Josh and then only what needs to be done and everything else slides. Nothing extra gets done.

I'm doing my best to fight it this time around.

posted by Angie @ 1/23/2005 02:28:04 PM |

Tuesday, January 18, 2005


The culture's didn't grow a thing. In some ways that's good and some ways it's bad. She's certainly got a problem because she's got an awful cough and sinus issues and now the doctor is saying that maybe what's growing is much deeper than they can get in the office. Translation: Be put under general for cultures and another CT Scan.

He wants to put her another two antiobiotics and see how she does with those before we do the sinus endoscopy.

Her yeast infection still isn't gone so we are going back to the GP doctor this morning for that and to talk about her treatment plan.

We are trying like heck to keep her off of any uneccessary antibiotics because she's been on so many already. It's hard to choose to put her two more when we don't know what were treating but the only way to know what we're treating is to put her under and that certainly isn't something were jumping for joy to do either.

So needless to say, I'm doing a lot of pondering day in and day out...in the shower, while loading the dishwasher, when cooking dinner, everytime I look at her...what to do, what to do?

posted by Angie @ 1/18/2005 08:33:17 AM |

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Meredith is sick.

She doesn't have RSV, they tested her for that in the office and it was negative.

We aren't sure what she has this time, the cultures won't be back until Monday or Tuesday.

If it's a virus, I'm hoping by then it will have run it's course and if it's bacterial they will know exactly what to treat.

She's a tough cookie to treat without knowing exactly what she has because of her MRSA.

She's on Orapred (oral steroids)which have helped her horrible cough and has a cough med for night that has hydrodocone in it so she can get some sleep.

I'm truding through this and making all efforts not to worry myself to death no matter how awful she looks.

You'd have been proud, I was even able to clean up puke by myself!

I held my breath until I thought I was going to pass out and threw out everything it touched...at least everything that could be thrown away!

Isn't that a nice, tidy way to deal with it...LOL!

posted by Angie @ 1/15/2005 06:49:04 AM |

Monday, January 10, 2005

Monday Maddness

I thought we'd do some 'fill in the blanks' questions again; have fun! =)

1. My lucky number is 12.
2. My favorite day of the week is Saturday because my family is together.
3. I spend about 4 hours/minutes on the phone a week, and 30 minutes of those are long distance.
4. My favorite cereal is Team Cheerios.
5. One hobby of mine is collecting giftcards.
6. I wish I could spend more time reading.
7. I wish I could spend less time cleaning.
8. I am really proud of my son.

posted by Angie @ 1/10/2005 07:42:24 AM |

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Where has the Week Gone?

I know I'm getting older...er...middle age as my teenager reminded me and to some degree I guess he's right because the darn time is literally flying by these days!

Do you notice that? I suppose if you're a really young spring chicken who happens upon this middle aged blog you don't notice it ;)

I'm even finding myself listening to one of those stations that plays music from the 70's and 80's and liking it! I generally consider myself to be a more "hip" music person but oh I still love hearing:

Car Wash
I Think I Love You
Shower the People
Isn't She Lovely
Bad Girls
Philadelphia Freedom
Who Do You Think You Are
I Can See Clearly Now

Ok, I'm going back to my "old" uncool music until the boys get back home!

Hope you're all doing well!

posted by Angie @ 1/09/2005 05:13:59 PM |

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Starting to see Normalcy Again!

Marc goes back to work today~

Josh has winterguard practice and allergy shots today~

Mer is feeling better~her raging yeast infection isn't raging anymore so she's much happier.

I guess, it's mostly boring which isn't bad for us...I should say calm instead of boring because it's never truly boring ;)

Have a Great Day!

posted by Angie @ 1/04/2005 06:32:16 AM |

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a wonderful 2005!

We celebrated quietly~

We don't like going out, too many crazies out there these days!

Mer is sick...I haven't mentioned it...thought maybe it'd just go away :(

She's got another staph infection and something else...I don't remember the name. The meds she's on have given her a raging yeast infection...and I do mean raging.

She's gotten used to us using the suction machine again...sigh...I don't like using it but it's better than letting all that stuff sit in her head and grow more infection.

When we first got it out again we had to hold her down. Marc held her arms, Josh her legs and then I could use it. Now she lays down by herself and doesn't fight anymore. I know it feels better when I'm done but I sure hate using it.

When I'm done, she always wants me to hold her and I do. I hold her close and tight. I tell her what a good girl she was while I was using the machine. She lays her head on my shoulder, I smell her hair and tell her how much I love her.

I want nothing more than to throw that stupid machine away so my darling doesn't ever have to experience it again.

She's whiny, fussy, cranky, clingy...just like she used to be before she had surgery in July...my sweet darling daughter...I hate to see her feeling so rotten.

I'm hoping this med works...this time...it'll be the first time...and I'll be thrilled~

posted by Angie @ 1/01/2005 07:29:38 PM |

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