My life as a Mommy of 4 little boys

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kidney Results (sort of) and Casen's hearing tests

I completely forgot to update on here about Preston's kidneys.  We got a call last week saying that the tests came back "essentially ok" and she said that if something was serious they would move his appt up but they are keeping it the same (Oct 24th).  So she didn't say it showed nothing, but didn't say what it showed just that it wasn't serious.  So what I'm hoping is we go in and find out it showed very mild reflux or a very minor blockage because if that's the case they will let it resolve on it's own, no surgery, possibly a daily antibiotic if it's reflux but that's it.  Now you may wonder why I HOPE they tell us that...if the tests showed nothing than we are back to square one.  We know his kidneys are showing abnormalities so we want to know why...if these tests showed nothing we still don't know and he might have to be put through even more testing.  If it showed one of the above things, very mild, than we have our answer as to why the u/s was showing abnormalities and it's nothing serious.  So we are hoping that's what we hear and everything should resolve on it's own with no further issues for him.  We will find out the actual results on the 24th of Oct so I'll update again after we find out.  

He will be 4mo on Friday!!!  I don't know how that is even possible, it seems like he should be MAYBE 2mo old!  He is now almost 14.5lbs, no clue on length but he has his 4mo appt on Oct 7th so we will find out then.  Hayden has his 4yr appt that day too!!!  He hasn't had a check up since like 15mo haha so we'll see how he's doing. I'm going to talk to them about his speech.  He has gotten much better and most people can understand a lot of what he says but he can't say words that start with an "s" sound such as "stop" it's always "gop".  Any "s" word comes out with a "g" sound.  So we'll see what she says about that.  

On the 10th Preston has his developmental pediatrician appt so I'm interested to see what they think about how he's doing.  I think he's doing great but he's definitely behind.  Just by my guess I say about 6wks behind where he "should" be for actual age...about 3wks behind adjusted age.  But he's progressing how he should...just behind for his age.  He is smiling all the time, talks to me ALL the time, giggles, is able to support himself a lot better.  I don't think he's going to need any extra help but we'll see what they think.

Then on the 13th Landon and Casen have check ups.  We will be asking for a referral to an ENT because last week Casen had his hearing tested at school and he failed.  She looked in his ears and he has bad wax build up, which we know, he has insane amounts of's really gross.  I clean their ears with the rounded end of a bobby pin so not to push anything down in there but despite that he's got lots down in there and she can't even see his ear drums to be sure there is no infection.  As far as we know he's never had an ear infection.  But she suggested getting some drops to clean his ears and we did that all weekend and as soon as I'd mess with his ears he said it was hurting deep down in there so makes me wonder if they are infected, and if so, how often they are hurting him and him not saying anything.  We did the 3 days of treatment like the drops suggest and she retested today and there was no change.  She said his ears were cleaner but there was still wax deep in there and very dry looking which she said you usually can't get with the drops and it will have to be removed by an ENT most likely.  So we hope that his only problem is wax blocking now actual hearing loss but we don't know yet.  Will also be asking again about the sores on his head and VERY dry skin and cracking on and in his ears...last time they said it was eczema but he has it no where else.   Well he has a 1 patch on his spine and then sometimes gets a bit on his buttocks but no where else.  His skin isn't very dry at all, no patches anywhere else, not the typical behind the knees and in the creases by your elbow.  So makes me wonder if it's really eczema and if it isn't what it could be.  

So Oct is going to be filled with dr appts for us...going to be busy.  Have to set up another dentist appt for Landon and a ortho consult for both him and Casen.  Landon has a very small mouth and they think he will probably need an expander so his teeth won't come in too crooked, so hopefully avoiding braces later.  Casen has a bit of an overbite so they want them to check it out and see if they think it's something that will correct itself as he grows or what we might need to do.  

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