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Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The things you learn


So I wanted to keep practicing my photo stuff... So I went to walmart and purchased some of their cheap flat sheets. I think they are around $3.50 each. This makes a simple background. I have even thought of using paint on one... I haven't gotten that far yet. I threw them up using some mini clamps. I noticed later that I do, in fact, need to press them. Learning curve I guess. Or maybe I will chuck them in the dryer for a few minutes.

On another note. I am always amazed by the complexity, that is Gator. A few days ago he had some more sleeping issues... I decided to take him in for a ear check at the pediatrician. He had yet another double ear infection. Now this is where it gets tricky. We discussed possible treatments. Every time he goes on an antibiotic he gets well from the ear infection but it turns into C-diff. We hate that stuff.. So after many trial and error we found that Azithromycin does not create a c-diff flare up.... So I took the script and headed over to our favorite Pharmacy Jolly's on 89th south and Redwood. They are awesome because they can compound, which most can't and we always had to go to PCMC's RX for refills. Plus they are about three doors down from our Ped. We were waiting when Tad (yes I know his first name) Came up to chat about this particular med. It seems that when we combine Zith and Dig it magnifies the effect of Dig in the body creating an overdose effect. So it took forever to call cardiology to find out how to remedy the situation without causing c-diff or overdosing my baby. The answer= We super dose for three days and really watch him. Three days was all it took for my little guy to feel much better. WHEW!
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3 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the photos..yes, I do agree with the iron thing! :) Sorry Gator has yucky ear infections...been there far too many times. Are tubes a possibility?? HOpe he gets better FAST!

jenny said...

You are a very talented photograspher, I want to learn that skill too. Sorry about Gator, poor little guy.

Melissa said...

Hey Brynn,
You should buy an otoscope to check his ears! I bought one for $23 at drmomotoscopes.com. They are SOOOOOO great! Then, whenever a child is fussy, you can check their ears to rule out an infection! You can't tell if it's infected, but you can usually tell if it's red!