Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mika Update

Well, we got in to see the dermatologist on Thursday. We saw the dr who usually does the office's surgeries and such, since he was the only one not overbooked. He thinks is yeast and that the Nystantin was keeping her too moist which was in turn feeding the yeast. So he gave us a new antifungal prescription, and told us to put that on, then an zinc oxide ointment on top of that to dry it all out. And we are supposed to do "bare bottom therapy" as much as possible. Lets hope this all works!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Poor Baby Mika :(

Honestly, I was waiting to write about this because I was hoping we'd go to the Dr really fast, and I'd be able to give a great pro-active update. Unfortunately, that is not yet the case.

Since Mika was a year old she's been getting really bad diaper rashes. REALLY bad diaper rashes. The scabby, won't-go-away type. Fortunatly not the open-bleeding-sore type, but almost there. We've taken her to the pediatrition a couple of times for it, plus our pedi glanced at it at each of Urijah's appointments, and at Mika's 15 month appointment. We feel like we've tried just about everything - Aquaphore, Nystantin (a yeast med), Bacitracian (an antibacterial OTC med), a special compound of Aquaphore and a steroid, plus Courtaid 2x/day. We think that her last round of a rash was Staph (scary, I know! But the pedi says it's not as bad as it sounds) and that the Bacitracian helped it. She still had red spots, but we were told that they were probably scars from how bad the rash was.

Well, now here we are about three weeks later and she has ANOTHER rash. I know what started THIS one. A week and a half ago we gave her a LOT of bluberries. That really affected her pooping. (TMI, I know) I mean, it turned terquoise!!! And she immediately got a rash. We started immediate action with all of the things above, and.....nothing. It's still horrible! It will start to get better, then she'll poop again and it's back to really bad! She's definately in pain, too, poor baby.

So I called the pedi again, and she's reffering us to the dermatologist. Only problem is the pedi wants us in THIS WEEK and the dermatologist can't get us in until February 4th. So today after Mika started gasping in pain I called the dermatologist in tears begging them to find a cancellation or gap somewhere so my baby can be seen. The nurse was really sweet when she called back, and now we're hopefully going to get a call from another nurse tomorrow telling us they talked to a different Dr. and he can see us.

I just hope we have a good update soon!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Not Me! Monday was started by MckMama and is a fun way of being TOTALLY honest about how imperfect we are by pretending we so did not do that!

Like I so did not leave the HUGE pile of dishes and other assorted used kitchen ware dirtied to make my fabulous turkey dinner Thursday until Saturday! Not Me!

And I did not subsequently leave Saturday's dishes for Sunday, and Sunday's dishes for today (which are still sitting all over the counter waiting to be done!) Not Me!

While making dinner/dessert for our bible study Sunday I did not let Urijah go 6 hours between feedings since Zarik kept putting him back to sleep with his binky and a blanket over his eyes. Not Me!

And I most certainly did not sign up for twitter when Zarik always tells me I'm online too much already and then spend 2hours+ revamping my blog just a bit, and then almost complain that I never get any time for myself!

That was most definitely

Not Me!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My first turkey ever!!

Thursday night marks another milestone in my life:

I cooked my first turkey by myself EVER!!!

And it was GOOD!

For the past 5 years Skywest has given Zarik a free turkey at Thanksgiving (in coupon form - we have to go and actually pick it out ourselves) Up until this last year we had either given the coupon away or thrown it away after it expired. Honestly, the thought of cooking such a big piece of meat intimidated me. Plus, I don't really like meat that resembles the live animal - just cut it up and give it to me, thank you very much.

This year, we bought a turkey with the intention of donating to Shanna's church for their big Thanksgiving Meal. By the time we were going to drop it off, though, they didn't need/want any more turkeys. So into our freezer it went. Since then we've been trying to figure out a time to cook it up, so this week, out of the freezer it came. After a day or two of looking up how Alton Brown cooks a turkey (he's my cooking hero!), I pulled it all together and we had turkey!!

If you can't tell, I am proud of myself. :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Urijah's 2 month Dr Appointment

I've totally been slacking in posting this, since the appointment was Monday, and it's now Thursday, but such is my brain and my life. :)

The appointment went great! Our big guy is now 10lbs, 9oz (25%) and 22 3/4" long! That is 4lbs, 4oz and 2 3/4" bigger than when born. Way to go big guy! Besides a li'l diaper rash he looks completely healthy and happy. (The diaper rash is gone already, BTW. It was gone by Tuesday night.) He got 2 vaccines: the DTaP shot, and Rotovirus by mouth. He cried just for a second, then was all better. I talked to the pediatrition about him possibly having reflux (he spits up every time after he eats, and does a "spit up face" then "chews" and swallows it back down [gross!]). She agrees that he does have it, but for now we're just going to watch it and pray he grows out of it with none of the weirdness Mika had.

Speaking of Mika, the pediatrition saw her walking down the hall, and noticed that her feet go in when she walks. I had noticed it too, and was going to bring it up at her 18 month appointment next month, so I was glad the pediatrition noticed this time and mentioned it. She wanted us to make an appointment with the orthapedic to have it looked at, which works perfectly because we needed to make an appointment for when she is about 21 months to get another check up x-ray on her hips. So we're doing the whole shabang in 3 months (April) when she's 20 months.

Baby Feet, Mommy Feet

"I'm SO bored"

Pink and Brown Day

For the last year I have been following the story of "CFHusband" and his family. They are truly all miracles: Tricia, who has Cystic Fibrosis; baby Gwyneth who was born very premature; and Nate, who has watched his girls come to the edge of death and back.

Today is Gwyneth's first birthday, and to celebrate with all his blog readers, Nate started Pink and Brown Day! How could we not help celebrate?!