Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Monday, June 16, 2008
Journey went back to the doctor today. Ended up being a sick visit not a well baby visit. Yep he's still sick. They went ahead and measured him and weighed him though for his official 4 month stats..
Weight: 13 lbs 6 oz (diapered)-- 11th percentile
Height: 24 3/4 inches-- 29th percentile
He's a little man. We were back in the doctors office on Saturday and they put him on Prednisone (a steroid) to try and help move some of the stuff outta his chest. He has had 3 doses so far. And they bumped his nebulizer treatments up to 6 a day. Fun fun times. The prednisone is disgusting and he hates the mask of the nebulizer.Today when we went in they were concerned because he was showing some retractions when he was breathing (meaning his chest caves in with each breath because he's having to work hard to breathe). So they got a pulse ox on him to see what his oxygen level is at (98%) and decided to back down on the nebulizer treatments to 3 times a day instead of the 6 because they aren't doing anything for him. She said his ear is red and prescribed an antibiotic (sound familiar??) and also gave us some Ceron DM drops (antihistmine, decongestant, cough suppressant all in one). He'll go back on Thursday for his well baby shots and assessment.
When we went to fill the prescriptions at Publix the pharmacist said that in his record and shows that he is allergic to Morphine/codeine. She wantedx to know what kind of reaction he had, when I told her it was anaphalatic she said that she needed to call the pediatrician because the Ceron DM has codeine like properties and has been found to cause reactions in those sensitive to morphine. Ummm shouldn't the doctor have known that??? Anyway.. the doctor said dont' give him that one and only give him the regular Ceron which alleviates that link. Stupid Doc. Then the pharmacist says they don't have the regular Ceron in stock so she had to order it. We'll get it tomorrow. *sigh*