We figured out why Emma wasn't eating, why she still has a yellow goober nose, and why she's coughing... EAR INFECTION. That's SO MUCH better than the alternatives! She's already been through a round of anti's for it so they gave her a stronger one and she'll start that this afternoon. I'm relieved to say the least!
The ped also prescribed Zantac for Micah and said it won't stop him from spitting up but will lessen the acidity so it's not damaging his throat.
And... drum roll... EMMA WEIGHS 20 LBS! She beat Brianna to the mark! And Micah- 16! He's gained FIVE pounds since coming home!
Both kids also got vaccinations, Micah is caught up now and Emma needs more in a month then more in 6 months.
Emma's neck X-ray came back with some concerns (not surprised) but I don't know what it means and the doctor wasn't much help :) it says "reversal of the normal cervical lordosis. Prominent residual thin chondrosis at the base of the odontoid. Widening of the prevertebral soft tissues cannot be excluded." That make sense to anyone? Micah's x-rays came back fine but we still need to see the orthotist for him since his back is so well pronounced with the unusual curve. No question about his neck but he's so small we'll need it repeated eventually.
Emma's breath holding (did I mention that here?) we were told to call the cardio about because it could be related to the heart and we should talk with her to make sure she doesn't have any concerns. I'm waiting for a call back (if they find it necessary) later on today.
Oh- and last week we found out that Micah and Brianna both need to see an endo for their thyroid, and we STILL haven't gotten Emma's thyroid tested. Darn, I should have asked for that today! I bet I can call and just ask for the script for that though :) That's it on the doctor front here. I HOPE we don't make it back to the ped for a MONTH until E gets her next shots!!! Considering we've been home 8 weeks and been to the doctor at LEAST 1x/week with one or more children, it sounds a little hopeful to think we could go 4 weeks without :) Of course maybe we could catch up on those other specialists during that time!