Thursday, February 1, 2007

Peyton is Sick

We had such a good week last week! Then things turned a little for us. Peyton had a little fever on Saturday and was fairly fussy. At 6am Sunday, she woke up screaming which is very unlike her. She was burning up - had a temp of 102.2. We did everything we could to try to bring down the temperature, but she hovered between 100.5-102 almost all day. We talked to a nurse at the pediatrician's office first thing in the morning and she thought it sounded like we were ok to wait til Monday to see the doctor.
We saw the pediatrician on Monday and it looks like Peyton had some sort of virus and possibly a bladder infection. Her fever broke early Monday morning and did not return. She was able to go back to her daycare on Tuesday.
When the doctor weighed her, Peyton weighed in at a whopping 16 lbs 12 oz!!! This was fantastic news. Her goal weight for our next visit to the Gastroenterologist on 2/15/07 was 15 lbs 8 oz, so she's doing great. Our concern now is making sure all of her feedings are by bottle and not the tube. She was doing good til she got sick - probably 90% of her feedings were by bottle. Now it's the other way around. Hopefully that will change as she starts feeling more like herself.
I took Peyton to her glaucoma specialist this morning. Her eyes are looking pretty good. The left eye (the one to have the shunt put in most recently) is a little hazy, so probably the pressure is still up a bit, but it may go down over the next day or so as the suture inside is now at the point where it is dissolving. She needs to be fitted for a new contact lens for her left eye as her current one is not sitting in place properly.
All in all, it's been a good week, feeding issues and virus aside. We are still waiting the results of the genetics testing from the skin biopsy done on 1/8/07. Hopefully we won't have to wait much longer.
Moira's doing great. I can't believe she'll be 3 next month!! Where did the time go?? We're debating having her birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. I'm sure she would love that.
Peyton's hearing and vision teachers are coming this afternoon. I'm sure that will go well. They haven't been here together before. They only share a few students. They wanted to make sure they were on the same page as far as what they were doing to work with her. That is a good thing.
Will keep you posted on how Peyton is doing. Seems like we've finally gotten into a good stretch where we don't have a whole lot going on with her!! I can handle the ordinary things like hearing/vision teachers and occupational therapy!

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