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Tonsilectomy and Adenoidectomy: It Worked!

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For those of you that have been following along at home… Just over a month ago, our six year old had a tonsilectomy and adenoidectomy, in part because of chronic ear infections. Everything went smoothly on the day of his surgery, and he was home by late afternoon. All in all, he recovered from the […]

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Published on May 7th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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Tonsilectomy and Adenoidectomy: No More Ear Infections?

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It’s really too early to say for sure that our problems are gone, but… Our son came down with his first cold since having his tonsils and adenoids removed. And guess what? No ear infection. Woohoo! Given all the troubles we’ve had in the past, including multiple sets of ear tubes, we’re hoping that we’ve […]

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Published on May 1st, 2008 - 2 Comments
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Nervous Tics in a Ten Year Old – They’re Back

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After a good, long run, our ten year old’s nervous tics came back this spring. Once again, he’s been experiencing involuntary blinking and has also been wrinkling his forehead. I don’t think it’s all that apparent to casual acquaintances, but it’s incredibly obvious to us. It’s hard to say exactly what (if anything) triggered it […]

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Published on April 17th, 2008 - 18 Comments
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Tonsilectomy and Adenoidectomy: One Week Later

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Well, it’s been one week since our six year old had his tonsils and adenoids out. All in all, things have gone smoothly, though there have been some bumps in the road. First and foremost, the Lortab that he was taking to control the pain made him nauseated. While nausea is among the last things […]

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Published on April 9th, 2008 - 5 Comments
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Tonsilectomy and Adenoidectomy for Our Six Year Old

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Our six year old had his tonsils and adenoids taken out yesterday. And guess what? Today he’s not a happy camper…

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Published on April 3rd, 2008 - 11 Comments
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Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and Birthdays, Oh My!

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Well, it seems that our run of ill health is continuing. After last fall’s bout with H. pylori, we’re now dealing with pneumonia in two of our four kids, and bronchitis (not quite pneumonia) in another.

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Published on January 14th, 2008 - 4 Comments
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Kid Hack: How to Get a Kid to Swallow a Large Pill

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For those of you that haven’t been following along, we just got over a nasty bout of Helicobacter pylori. The treatment for H. pylori is the so-called “triple therapy” of 30 mg Lansoprazole (Prevacid), 500 mg Clarithromycin (Biaxin Filmtab), and 2 x 500 mg Amoxicillin. This regimen is taken twice a daily for a total […]

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Published on December 6th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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More Illness (and Injuries!)

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When it rains it pours… After discovering that we have H. pylori in the house, we decided to scrap our Thanksgiving travel plans and stay close to home. Our plan was to celebrate close to home, get well, and perhaps even recover a bit from the recent havoc brought on by a major home renovation. […]

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Published on November 22nd, 2007 - One Comment
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Helicobacter pylori Rears its Ugly Head

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After six weeks (or more) of illness and lethargy, we finally have a diagnosis for Son #1. And the winner is… Helicobacter pylori. In case you’re not familiar with H. pylori, it’s a bacterium that infects the stomach and duodenum. It’s known to cause peptic ulcers, gastritis, duodenitis, and has even been implicated as a […]

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Published on November 19th, 2007 - 4 Comments
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Lingering Illness in Our Ten Year Old

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Our ten year old has been under the weather for about a month now. He’s had symptoms including a sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, malaise, joint and muscle pain, and diarrhea. The most prevalent complaint is nausea. In fact, nausea has been the one consistent symptom throughout the whole ordeal. I’ve made it clear to […]

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Published on November 9th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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