Monday, March 9, 2009

Okay, so enough of being sick...

Yes, we all had it last week. BUT we're finally getting back to everyone feeling a little better in the house:0) I was the only one who didn't go to the doctor last week. Jon even went to see the doc & took 2 days off work - totally out of character for him.

Vaeh does have a little bronchitis like thing going, Gabby ended up with an ear infection after having the upper respiratory stuff, & Jon was officially given the URI diagnosis. So needless to say, we have antibiotics everywhere in the house (LoL)!!

Now, on to some better news... Vaeh saw Dr. Butto today for another follow up. (Someday we'll get to a point that we can go longer than 2 months without seeing him... although we'll probably all go through withdrawl!!) She had a blood draw done last Monday to check her iron level, & we found out that we can stop the iron supplement that she had been on - yay!!!

Then on to her echo. Of course we had the echo tech that really seems to be somewhat uncomfortable with kids. Every time she does Vaeh's echo, she always has to ask for help, because she forgets that Vaeh has a right aortic arch. Then today, she forgot to look at her tricuspid regurg - which as Dr. Butto said is "the most important thing I want to see." I do know that after he looked at it, it was still okay - whew! Everything still looks good, & her RV pressure - that put her on the revatio (aka: viagra) is ... doing its job!!! Her RV pressure is still quite high, but it has lowered from 60 last month to 50 today - YAY VAEH!!! So we continue to take the meds & try to get the pressure to come down even lower. From what I understand, he wants her somewhere in the 30 to 40 range, but don't quote me.

So, all my worry was for not... as usual! Its so nice to have very 'uneventful' appointments. This boring life is quite nice - ha ha!!

She still is quite skinny, though... she weighed 25# today. That made me feel a little better though. At the pedi's office last Friday, she supposedly weighed 23lb 10oz. Dr. Butto mentioned it today, but didn't seem really concerned. She eats like a little monster, so I guess I'll just have to start adding heavy whipping cream to everything she eats! Hopefully when we go back in May, she'll have put on a few lbs! Oh, well....

Hopefully everyone else is staying healthy! I promise, I'm sterilizing these posts before I send them so that we don't share all the lovely germs we've had here!!


mina said...

I'm sure you're all ready to be over this respiratory crud, how frustrating!

Yay for Vaeh's lower RV pressures, good to know the meds are working.

The Portas said...

Wow, that is a lot of sickies for one house! I hope you all can shake it and keep it away for good.

Awesome news about the lowered RV pressure! YAY! We will pray for it to continue to lower. I always sigh such huge breaths of relief after a good card visit. AAhhhh..

Have a good, healing week!! ooxox

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

That is awesome to hear that she is doing so well. I would love to know the secret to gets these kids to grow. When someone figures it out, they're going to make A LOT of money! At 13 1/2 months Nathan's come in at 16 lbs 12 oz. I keep telling him that any day he could just choose to take my fat, but to no avail will he listen!

Hope everyone gets well soon!

Lee Family said...

I am really glad to hear she is doing better, Just wanted to pop in and say hi and that I have been thinking about you and your family. Hope everyone had a great weekend and little Vaeh is staying healthy.
Lots of hugs.

Kathy said...

gosh...sickies are everywhere right now. Hope the antibiotics work for everyone and you guys get back to normal.
and you WILL have withdrawal when your card appts get longer..we just moved to 6 months...and it's killing me! I'm always stressing...but, it's a good, I hope you get moved to 6 month visits soon!!!

we would appreciate new pictures when you get the time...GEEZ..what are you doing all day!/!?!?

take care of yourself and those princesses!~

Vanessa said...

YAY VEAH!! So glad to get those appointments out the way. Before you know it she will be at 6 month check ups. :)