Thursday, September 29, 2011

Revolving Door

I think my Walgreen's pharmacy has a revolving door because I have been gotten antibiotics 3 times in 2 weeks.  Brandt started with strep throat, so round one of amoxicillin.  Within a day he was better: running around, playing, acting completely fine.  12 days later the fever was back, along with the same symptoms he had before.  Back to the doctor we went, this time picking up stronger antibiotics from Walgreens.  All was fine and happy in our world until Wednesday night when Lillian started a fever.  One call to the pediatrician and we were back at Walgreens for more amoxicillin ... this time for her.

Sick kids are no fun.

But, we are trying to prevent this from happening as frequently in the future.  Brandt is scheduled to have his tonsils and adenoids out in a few weeks.  He had been snoring a lot, and tended to breathe through his mouth quite a bit, so the Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT) doctor recommended the surgery.  We were skeptical at first, since it's surgery and Brandt hadn't had strep throat or any tonsillitis (at that point, anyway) so the more we thought about it, the more we leaned toward canceling the surgery.

Then strep throat attacked our household and Brandt had such a bad case that he needed the stronger antibiotics just 12 days after he was diagnosed the first time.  So surgery it is!  And we're hoping it helps not only with his throat and snoring, but also with his eating habits.  If his tonsils are that big maybe once they are gone he'll be able to eat more food because of less obstruction in his throat.

Fingers crossed our kids get well and STAY well ... because WE'RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!

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