October 28, 2008

Lauren

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:46 pm by ogle3

Lauren had another ear infection.  Her first (and last) one was 4 weeks ago; we saw the doctor two weeks later because her runny [green] nose came back as soon as we stopped the antibiotics.  At that point her ears were clear; she had lost 2 ounces, but gained half an inch in her length and a fourth of an inch in head circumference.  At our appointment on Monday, two weeks after her previous appointment, her ear was just starting to get infected again.  The doctor said he ordinarily would wait a day or two to see if it clears up on its own, but because of her weight issues, he wanted her on antibiotics.  She hasn’t grown at all since two weeks ago.

So I’m starting to get frustrated with her.  Why is she not gaining weight?  She looks and acts so healthy – despite her ear infection and ridiculously high fever (103…though Peyton said it was 204), she was laughing at Peyton and very interested in what the doctor was doing.  She’s so normal as far as development goes, but she’s so little and hasn’t been gaining weight well for the past 3 months.  The doctor wants to see her again in two weeks to check the ears and see if she’s decided to grow at all.  He says he’s fine with waiting on seeing a specialist because, other than the weight issue, she looks so healthy.

Please pray she starts putting on the pounds!

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