Saturday, November 22, 2008

This - that and the other

Time for an update, since it's been nearly a month. PJ started getting teeth, a bunch at once, and in the wrong order. He's not been the happiest of campers, as it seems that all 4 molars are making an appearance. At last look/feel, he has two front(ish) bottom teeth, both bottom molars, and a bottom side tooth, all broke thru our just about. On top the 2 front teeth are showing thru the gum, but haven't broken thru yet, but one of the molars has, and the other one is swollen and red, but not thru. Needless to say, I'm sleepy. :o) PJ's throwing up has diminished greatly since putting him on soy, but NOT completely gone away. Yesterday was his initial visit (finally) with the Pediatric gastroenterologist out at Duke. We got to stop by and see Ethan and his mom, Kristen for a few minutes, but PJ had totally missed all naps yesterday, and was having a spitty day, so we didn't stay long, but Ethan looks GREAT! Kristin, it was really nice seeing you!

On to PJ's appt. They took blood, specifically to test for Celiac. I'm not very familiar with this, but according to the dr, it does affect kids with DS at a higher rate. He went on to tell me that at PJ's age, the blood test may have a false positive or a false negative, so we scheduled an endoscopy to know for sure. This will happen next week, Wednesday. Daniel was scratching his head, "why take blood if the results are inconclusive????!!!!" My only guess is that it's a required step in the protocol? Whatever. I just want to know that my little guy is healthy, and get him to a point where we aren't dealing with puke ALL THE TIME!

Rebecca got her first quarter end report card last week, and she's on the A/B Honor roll, and if it weren't for Science (which she says is REALLY HARD), it would have been "A" honor roll. She's taking her education seriously, and I'm very proud of her.

Daniel is still unemployed, and his unemployment will be running out in about a month. I'm looking for full time work, one of us HAS to bring in something to live on, we have no savings. Hopefully the economy will turn around soon so that construction will start up again, so HE can work. Wish me luck!!

That's about it for now.

Hugs to all.


Shea said...

I'll be praying for work for one of you. Things have to start looking up!~HUGS~

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'll be coming back to check on PJ~my daughter Julia has reflux, thyroid and this last spring tested positive for Celiac Disease. Sounds like our kids have a few things in common...she also has DS. She's doing great~an active, busy 3 1/2 year old. Hope you are doing well and getting the sleep you need and deserve.
Prayers for PJ and the rest of the family.