Friday, October 23, 2009

Grandma

Robbie has had an exciting week. His grandma (David's mom) has been visiting all week and keeping him home with her during the day. They've had a ton of fun. His grandma is happy to hold his hands and walk him through the house all day long. What more could a pre-walking baby want?

It's also meant Robbie hasn't gone to daycare all week. I'm sure he misses his little friends, but it's one less week he's exposed to germs, so it's a bit of a relief for us.

Of course, even though he's not at daycare that hasn't kept us from what has become our weekly visit to the pediatrician. He's had ingrown toenails for about a year now. I try to keep them properly trimmed and goop them up with neosporin when they get red, but this week, they won. Both big toes started looking really ugly on Monday. I was hoping to win the war, but last night one of them started oozing some grossness, so we headed in to the doctor this morning.

She confirmed they are infected and said he needed antibiotics. I was caring for the toes themselves properly, but he needed oral antibiotics as well. She added that she doesn't see ingrown toenails in babies very often, but she has seen it before. She said it's definitely genetic and we discussed all the members of my family who have had issues. I apologized to Robbie for the bad genes.

Then I asked her to check his ears because he's been rubbing at them again. She checked them, and sure enough- another double ear infection.

Now, I know you're thinking "wait, didn't he get tubes last week?"
Well, the answer is no. He should have gotten them on Wednesday, but early Tuesday morning I checked on him and found that he was burning hot- About 102. His doctor swabbed him for strep and the flu. Fortunately both were negative. His throat was pretty irritated, but it was declared "just a virus" and he'd just have to wait it out. It only lasted about 36 hours, but that was enough to keep him from having the surgery. It's rescheduled for November 4th.

Even Dr. P seemed exasperated today. "When does he get the tubes again?" It's certainly abundantly clear that he does need them. Hopefully this round of antibiotics will take care of both his toes and his ears and then the tubes will offer us a longer term solution. We're all sick of antibiotics.

In the meantime, he gets plenty of TLC from his grandma. It's good for both of them.





--Trish

1 comments:

The Bunch Family said...

Poor kiddo! Don't we all apologize for genes, but then they wouldn't be the special beings they are!

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