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Appointments

Today we had two appointments at CHOP. First we saw her eye surgeon for her 6 month check up. He had some concerns over how well she is seeing but the moment Dr. A walked into the room she went NUTS; kicking, screaming, hitting, making herself puke nuts. So we couldn't do many tests. He instructed me how to do eye patch testing at home and I will call with the results. Hopefully nothing b/c I hate the thought of glasses at this stage.

It took about 20 minutes to get her to stop crying which was just in time for her allergy appointment. They did skin testing which she freaked over, tested her for the flu shot (since she is allergic to eggs) and gave her the flu shot. They also have finally diagnosed her with asthma. We knew she was developing asthma but her pedi was remiss to diagnose it formally. So now she has to take Claratin and Singulair daily and has a nebulizer for when she gets colds. The problem was that this all took about two hours and this entire two hours she was hysterical. She ended up a sweat covered, choking mess by the end of it. She kept looking at me like "Why, Mommy, Why???" which of course made me feel like crap.

She came home and slept for a while and is in better spirits now.

Poor Gracie has developed a myriad of issues from the antibiotic for her ear (yucky diapers, yeast in her mouth, etc.) so it is fun every which way.

1 comments:

Plant Girl 6:33 PM  

Sorry about the crappy appointments. I can't blame her for freaking out -- poor thing has had more encounters with doctors that most people OUR age. Sorry too about the diagnosis.

Big hugs from Idaho. Sounds like you could use a beer. ;)

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