Sunday, August 17, 2008

First Panic Attack

Ethan is fine. Just thought I would get that out before the rest of this post. Last Thursday he started running a low grade temperature and so we took him to the Dr. Fidone Friday morning. The checked his blood count and did flu and RSV tests just because he is so little. Those both came back negative as we thought they would but had to check and make sure. He has boogers. That's our final diagnosis. The only concerning issue for the Dr. was the fact that Ethan is coughing. So, we get sent over to the hospital imaging center for chest x-rays becuase he doesn't have the immune system to fight off pneumonia...as if any 4 week old would! Anyway, he's fine but at home with Momma this Sabbath morning to stay away from germs. I sneaked him up to the church yesterday for a few minutes so I could watch my other kiddos play at their Primary Activity water day. They had so much fun. I am so grateful for their primary teachers and leaders. They are really great ladies who take their callings seriously. Today I've been able to put Ethan down for about 10 minutes. He wants in my lap. I did get to go to the bathroom which I am calling a luxury at this point. Texas Children's has some scheduling conflict with the Echo Lab and my cardiologist this week so his next cardilogy visit will be put off another week. We go back to Fidone in the morning to check up on his cold.

On another note, Elise was very excited at Ballet this week. She has been assigned a spot in prologue (spelling) for the company's performance of the nutcracker this Christmas and she is so over the top excited about it. We are very pleased with her progress. This is her third year of ballet company but her sixth year of dance. She is such a good girl and big sister.

The rest of the crew is doing fine. Craig started preschool this week and Nolan is just being Nolan. He is starting to talk more but we are really pushing the issue with him. He jsut doesn't want to communicate. I can't wait until his speech lab/audiology visit at TX Children's in October. I just want to make sure that there isn't anything physically wrong that is delaying his speech and get him into speech lab so he can catch up to his milestones. I just want to be able to talk with him and cut his frustration level.

1 comment:

Autumn said...

heck girl it's because he has 2 older siblings that do his talking for him! lol Jed was the same way until about 2 1/2 or 3~i was starting to get worried about him!

Glad everything is going good for ya'll!