Tuesday, November 9, 2010

After seven weeks, two different antibiotics and three days of rocephin shots, Morgan Kate's ears are all clear. Oh, happy day! 

Thursday and Friday I took MK for her shots. Since she's smaller they decided to break the shot into two doses - one dose in each leg, rather than shoving the entire dose in one thigh. If you can do the math, which I'm sure you can, that's two shots a day or six shots total. After each round of shots you must wait twenty minutes to ensure she has no reaction. Thursday I wasn't prepared. I knew we had a re-check of her ears scheduled, but I wasn't prepared for shots. Thankfully the sweet ladies at the front desk had suckers and stickers and coloring pages for MK to work on,  which was a lifesaver. Friday afternoon I went prepared. I took a Reese's cup for her to munch on in the waiting room and I took a big sucker for her to have afterward. The sucker was a total hit and the tears were minimal. Trav took MK Saturday morning and I shared with him my "tricks". Wasn't that sweet of me? Today we went for the final re-check (we hoped) and her ears were clear and looked great. Now if we could just clear up the huge bruises on her poor little legs. 

Dr. G sent in the referral to the ENT and we are expecting to hear back from them by the end of this week, beginning of next. As much as I don't want MK to have surgery, I do want her to feel better and stay healthy! 


Jason and Talyse said...

I'm glad she's feeling better and I hope the surgery goes perfectly! Please keep us posted and let me know if there's anything I can do.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm so glad she's feeling better!

Heather said...

If they are talking about tubes, you really should consider it. Audrey had her first set at 9 months and she was a totally different baby in just a matter of hours. It was pretty quick and easy, she was in and out in just 10 minutes!