Monday, October 18, 2010

Todays a day....

Last week ended kinda interesting and made me have a lot on my mind for the weekend. I thought today i'd have the chance to relax and stay home all day but, Tyler was super fussy and barely ate anything. So my husband Nate decided i should make a doctors appointment with his pediatrician to make sure he didn't have an ear infection, he's been pulling at his ear lately. So at 12pm i made an appointment for 4:15pm which gave me plenty of time to be lazy before 2:30pm. Before i go onto what happened at lunch, let me rewind back to Friday....Tyler went to a Pediatric Gastrointologist for his issues with gaining weight. Tyler only weighed 17lbs 8oz which means he's only gained 6 oz since his 15 month appointment which was about 3 weeks ago. So the doctor is definitely worried and says he wants to do more blood tests, other then the ones Tyler's normal pediatrician has done. He also wants to do a test where he swallows some liquid and they watch it through some sort of xray as it goes down his throat, to make sure nothing is blocking his swallowing, and a urine culture which they are going to have to catheterize him this is all going to be done November 12th. He also ordered a sweat test to be done, to test him for Cystic Fibrosis, which is going to be done next Tuesday October 26th. He has prescribed a medicine for him that will give him an appetite but also make him tired, so he'll take it for bed and it will help with his appetite during the day hopefully. I haven't went and picked that up yet, so i don't know if it works, but we'll know this week because i'm picking it up tomorrow. So all this information is kind of all overwhelming and my husband tells me to not worry until we get bad results...really? How does one not worry when their little guy has to go through so much at only 16 months old? Fast forward back to today....Tyler was given three choices of food to eat at lunch, macaroni with butter and Parmesan cheese, Campbell's chicken noodle o's, and Oatmeal, he wouldn't eat but one bite of each. How is he ever going to gain weight if i can't get him to eat, even with giving him two of his normally favorite things? So after he wouldn't eat, i figure well he's drinking his pediasure well, i won't worry about it and put him down for his nap. Got him up around 3pm and headed to the doctor, he was not a happy camper but both Kelsee and Tyler slept almost the whole car ride to the Pediatricians office. He gets checked over and no ear infection, so wasted trip but we're going away soon and better safe then sorry. I go to pick up his prescription from the G I doctor for the increase in appetite and find out they sent it to the wrong CVS, which is why i'm getting it tomorrow. Because by then it was after 5 and we were all hungry and live a half hour from where we were at. We get home and Nate has dinner done, so we sit down and Tyler ate a really good dinner.....apparently he'll eat good for daddy! :) Hopefully tommorow is a better day for his eating habits and Kelsee gets good feedback from her allergy doctor! Good night everyone, sorry if this is all over the place, this is my first time ever writing a blog!


  1. Hello,
    Just stopped by to read your blog. :) I love the family picture :) Hope everything turns out well on Tyler's test's. My niece has Cystic Fibrosis :( I had to be tested when I was pregnant to see if I carried the gene and luckily did not. And glad Tyler ate a good dinner :)

  2. Oh yeah and this is Melanie and Alexander :)