chromocutie · Doctor Appointments

Busy Week

busy,  adjective: busy; comparative adjective: busier; superlative adjective: busiest
1. Having a great deal to do.
1.1 Occupied with or concentrating on a particular activity or object of attention.
1.2 (of a time or place) full of activity.

Oxford Dictionary – Busy

To say last week was busy is an understatement!

The schedule…

Monday:

First day back to work after a week long vacation.  300+ emails to catch up on, meetings and M’s ABA session at my mom’s house. Continue reading “Busy Week”

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Allergy or Gut?

So, I think I have figured out M’s constant vomiting. 

Allergies. 

We knew milk and soy – when we removed those the vomiting stopped. Then she had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Start up the vomiting again. 

Seasonal allergies (runny nose, etc) kicked in – vomiting worse than ever. Put her in Claritin. Found out vomits worse with Claritin and apples. Suspected allergy. 

Removed those and it stopped. Until yesterday when she got a mosquito bite. Swelled all up with a little hive around it (in her leg area) – when I gave her benedryl for the itching and swelling the vomiting stopped. After 5.5 hours here it comes again. 

I literally think any allergic reaction she has is manifesting itself with vomiting. 

Now I just need to convince allergy of this!

It’s going to be a long summer!!

chromocutie · Doctor Appointments

Back to GI

Well … we went back to GI yesterday.  M had to stop taking the reflux medication as it was causing her stomach cramps and making her miserable.  BUT … I removed apple from her diet … and she’s almost stopped spitting up!

She still has ‘wet burps’ that she finds funny to hold in her mouth.  I know … EWWW.  But you try to convince a 3.5 year old to swallow when they don’t want to!  This has now been an added statement during ABA … Swallow please.

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chromocutie · Doctor Appointments

Look this way …

Per Wikipedia …

Strabismus, also called crossed eyes, is a condition in which the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object.  Exotropia is a form of strabismus where the eyes are deviated outward.

The brain’s ability to see three-dimensional objects depends on proper alignment of the eyes. When both eyes are properly aligned and aimed at the same target, the visual portion of the brain fuses the forms into a single image. When one eye turns inward, outward, upward, or downward, two different pictures are sent to the brain. This causes loss of depth perception and binocular vision.

Strabismus occurs in about 2% of children.

Wikipedia – Strabismus
Wikipedia – Exotropia

Why do I tell you this?  Well … because M has this of course!

We went to the neuro-ophthalmologist yesterday … I’ll tell you all about it, but first let me give you a little history.

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