Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mr. Yucky Ear

Ben came down with his first ear infection today. We've made it 10 months, so I think we did pretty good. Everything was fine, and then I got the dreaded 10:00 am telephone call from daycare... that's never a good sign! They said that Ben's ear was oozing green stuff (mmmmm, green stuff). So I whisked him away to the doctor for antibiotics. You would never know this kid wasn't feeling 100%. He has been Mr. Smiley, Giggley and Happy all day long... except for the breathing treatment at the doctor. He has a little chest congestion, so they had him take a 10 minute breathing treatment while we were there.... I can't say that I feel it was totally necessary, but at the same time it couldn't hurt. So now we have antibiotics for 10 days and a prescription for Albuterol to take whenever he might seem congested. Now our wallets are a little lighter, since insurance for whatever reason didn't cover the Albuterol or the device to administer it. Oh well. What are you going to do?

Since he was already at the doctor, I had them plot his weight on the growth chart to see if the weight he had gained was sufficient enough for them to lay off about his weight. He weighed in at 18 lbs 10 oz, (at 9 months he was 16-15), which brings him all the way up to the 10th percentile, which just sounds crazy to me. To look at this kid you would think he was at least in the 50th. He is totally healthy. But the gain was good enough to make them happy, so it's all good. We just have thin kids. Nothing wrong with that!

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