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He's (Keeghan) finally getting the tubes soon, right? And this time they'll stay in ;)? He'll have to be completely ear infection clear to have it done, won't he? Or will they still do it even if he has an infection?
Yes, he got his last tubes a year ago but they fell out and the infections came right back. SO yesterday he got his second set of tubes plus he had his adenoids removed. I just talked to another mom who said that her son had that done and it worked GREAT! It was the end of ear infections for him, so here's praying! He DID have an ear infection today so they cleaned all the fluid out and he's on antibiotics... which he would have been anyway.
Wasn't your trip in the works when Kenn finished chemo? Didn't you have to put it on hold because of her neck?
Yes, we were originally supposed to go May 2008 when Frank came home for R&R but then she was diagnosed with the AOI/AAI in February 2008 and it was put on hold. At that point our plans were to go Christmas 2009, but once we committed to adopt we decided to go sooner. We didn't want to overwhelm Kellsey by bringing her home and taking her to Disney... she'd probably go into shock from sensory overload! LOL
Taylor has had sealants put on her back teeth twice and is slowly getting them crowned...she had one done a few weeks ago and one set to be done next week. She has no enamel in some spots, they say it is due to the high fevers she had as a baby and all the antibiotics (she used to get ear infections every month).
Yes, they said the same thing about Kassidy... she used to get ear infections and high fevers too when she was really little... so did Kameron for that matter, but they haven't said anything about sealants for him yet. Do the crowns hurt? It's not like a root canal or anything, right? If it really is fever and/or antibiotics that cause this problem, all 4 of the kids are going to need them!
Is the weak enamel linked to any of those candy wrappers you found hidden not too long ago ;) JK
LOL!!! That MUST be IT!!!!
Funny, we're off to the dentist tomorrow morning. I just saw something on TV the other day about these awful dentist offices that tie and strap kids down and won't let parents go back with them, they all but torture the poor kids, it's awful. I could never send my kid back by his or herself!!!! Crazy!
Oh my gosh! I saw that too!!! FREAKED me out!!!! I really really trust our dentist! She is wonderful!!! I know they would never do that to them. I felt SO bad for those poor kids :(.
I am taking it that they want to put a crown on one of Kass permament teeth? Because if not, it is a waste of money to crown a tooth that will be falling out anyways. Glad your kids have healthy teeth. Wish I knew that feeling. I have horrible teeth. :(
Hmmm yes, I would guess so... they said they would try to get her into adulthood before they crowned them... these are her back molars... will she lose those? I never really thought about the fact that they could be baby teeth! LOL I have horrible teeth too. I really need to go to the dentist... ugh.
Can I just bow down to your for handling 4 kids at the dentist???? OMG you are a superwoman!
LOL NAH! I just have fairly easy going kids. Kass and Kam actually LIKE going to the dentist. They have video games in the waiting room, TVs on the ceiling and they get new tooth brushes and a balloon when they leave! LOL They really make it fun for the kids there.
is it bad i've never taken the kiddos to the dentist? i can't believe i'm admitting it. but seriously why don't the offer dental insurance to all people. for cheap. that's the key. so if my kids teeth fall out at age five. blame me. :0)
Fortunately we have pretty good insurance for dental, I think. Cleanings are free and the sealants have run about $70.00 each time. I've never had to find out how much fillings cost or crowns or anything extensive though so I'm not sure about that... I think I've heard the coverage for braces is NOT good... and they've told me every time we have been in that Kass and Kam will definitely need those. Fun! NOT!
A loose tooth?!?!?! Aaack!
I know, right?! It makes me kind of sad!
Do you have lots of stock in mac in cheese?
No, but I should! I swear she would eat it 3 times a day if I let her! LOL She'd probably turn yellow! haha
Here's a good spider story - I was emptying the trash can from the room where the kids play and realized there was one of those Halloween spider rings at the bottom of the can. Grumbling because I hate reaching into the can even to get a piece of plastic, I started to grab for the ring when IT MOVED! It was a HUGE, real black spindly spider! AHHHHHHHHH! I almost touched it! I hate spiders.
Ohhhhhhh K that gave me heebee geebee's just thinking about it!
I thought he (Keeghan) was just getting tubes?
No, they decided since he's had tubes before that they would go ahead and do his adenoids this time too. Hopefully it will keep the ear infections away for good!
Where do you find all these crazy things? LOL
LOL Other blogs... just when I'm out roaming the internet. I can't help it, they're addicting! LOL
Praying that everything will go well. I hope it makes all those ear infections history! We have talked about having Caleb's tonsils and adenoids removed b/c he snores really bad and has mild sleep apnea. Let me know how it goes and maybe I will give into Caleb's. I have heard some say the recovery is horrible and others say it is a breeze...now I want your opinion :)
Tonsils suck. I won't lie. I don't know first hand, because I still have mine, but it was a hard recovery with Kass, Kam, Kenn and Frank! One thing I learned is to stay on top of the pain meds. Even if they're sleeping, even if they don't seem to be in pain, for the first couple days give them their meds on time. I regretted not waking Kam up for his once. I will say, after all was said and done, no more strep for Kass and Kam and it cured Kennedy's sleep apnea... or at least it went from severe to mild. As for Frank... he still snores. He's going in for another sleep study in a few weeks.
Have you ever considered a chiropractor to help with ear infections?! I work for two chiropractors, and they have helped many kids with ear problems.
You know, I've heard of that before... but I don't really understand how it all works.
Keeghan is younger than your other ones were when they had it done (I think?) so he could bounce right back. Here's hoping and praying!
Ummm Yes, he is. I was trying to remember how old Kennedy was, but she was a little older. She was 2 years 3 months. She ended up in the hospital for a week afterward because she refused to drink anything. Poor kid. Kass and Kam just had theirs out in 2007 so they were 7 & 5.
Glad he's doing okay. How are you doing Mama?
I'm doing ok! Since he doesn't seem to be hurting, I do fine. Hopefully this will be his last surgery EVER! Thanks for asking! :)
I love the capri story! I'm guessing they aren't capri's on Kennedy. :)
LOL no they were definitely long pants on her! LOL
Also you got a new picture of Kellsey???
YES!! :o) There are more right here! We were SO thrilled to get them!
Does Kenn still call macaroni and cheese, just "cheese"? LOL
LOL Nope she's progressed to marconi n cheese or just marconi now. She cracks me up!
And I have to say, where's your accent??? I thought for sure you'd have an accent.
LOL Well I was born and raised in California. We've been here for 5 years now and Frank says he can hear an accent in me on certain words now, so I guess it's slowly coming out.
He (Keeghan) is just the cutest! Did you ever find the doggy that he was looking for? How's he feeling today?
He's feeling good today! He had a little bit of a rough night, but not too bad. I ended up giving him one dose of pain meds to make him comfortable so he could sleep, but that is all he's needed. I am not sure what doggy he was looking for in the video! LOL There was nothing over there except a computer. He had that piece of paper with the doggy on it which he had been carrying around all day, but apparently that wasn't good enough anymore! haha
He's so cute. Thats a cool crib they had him in.
Ahhh yes, now that I know the trick to getting the sides up and down, they're ok but during Kennedy's first few hospitalizations I used to yell at those stupid cribs. hahaha
I have been trying to post this video for days..I can't figure out how to do it. Could I just link to you?? I know how to do that, lol!
Sure thing! LOL