Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I really do have a lot to catch up on, but it's just been kinda crazy around here.

I wanted to sit down and catch up the last few nights, but Robbie's been sick and there just hasn't been time.

He was supposed to have a follow up for his ears today so we were headed to the doctor anyway. When we got there and I was getting him out of the car, he was wheezing, so I was glad we were there already.

He's okay. His oxygen saturation was 95% (the minimum it needs to be) both before and after a breathing treatment in the office. He tested negative for RSV (*phew*) but he STILL has a double ear infection.

The last round of antibiotics just tore his stomach up, so I really, really, really didn't want to hear that. She doesn't know if the infection was cleared up and is back because he has a cold, or if they never got better at all.

In an case, we now have a 3rd round of antibiotics, a round of breathing treatments for home and a referral to an ENT. She'd like to see about him getting tubes. Even though he hasn't had chronic ear infections, this one has proven to be incredibly stubborn, and he doesn't tolerate antibiotics well. She also thinks that his ears may be draining down into lungs and doesn't want to go all winter fighting this same thing over and over.

On the upside- she did submit him for Synagis shots and said she was going to "work really hard" to get them approved because he's "proven himself to be a wheezer." They're very difficult to get approved for a second year, but hopefully the fact that he's in daycare and has gotten quite sick twice during the "safe" months will help things along.

Here's a quick photo I snapped with my cell phone today. Robbie's really in pretty good spirits, all things considered. But he *HATES* the doctor's office and was very, very sad that people kept touching him and wanting to put a sensor on his toe and you know.. LOOKING at him. Then when they had to swab his nose for RSV, well, he was quite beside himself.

And since I don't want to leave you thinking of a sad Robbie, we'll include a recent smiling picture, too.


The Bunch Family said...

Boo hoo... =( We'll cross our fingers for the best, but let us know if you need any advice about tubes!

Christie & Roger said...

I'm so sorry to hear about his stubborn ear infection. I certainly hope you get approved for the RSV vaccine - you all definitely deserve it. Feel better soon Robbie!