Wednesday, September 5, 2007

William's Cocktail

It's been a while since I posted and that's because since my last post William has not gotten better. At first we noticed a dramatic improvement in his mood but that was probably only because the infection started off so bad that any improvement felt better. I took him to the doctor this morning (he needed to go in anyway for his 9-month check-up) and when she checked his ear (much to William's dismay, I might add) she found that his ear drum was perforated and that the infection was still lingering. She told me that because the infection was so severe, the Amoxicillin was doing nothing. It was like trying to fix a gaping hole with a tiny bandage. So she prescribed a stronger antibiotic as well as ear drops. I am praying this is the trick that brings my William back from zombiland.

Our new regimen consists of:
  • 1 teaspoon of antibiotics daily
  • 4 ear drops, twice daily
  • Tylenol every 4 hours
  • Motrin every 8 hours

What a cocktail!

In every other area, William is doing fantastic. He weighs 19 pounds and 10 ounces which is at the 25th percentile for his age. He is at the 75th percentile for height and head circumference. They pricked his finger to check his hemoglobin and that was sky high perfection. There will be no need to supplement with formula. Our checking account sent us a thank you note after that news.

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