Monday, June 17, 2013

Irritable days

Andy was very irritable for four days. Of course, my husband was cursing the Abilify, and I was trying to keep Andy from driving us crazy. The doctor checked him out and found nothing. Two days later, I had a sore throat and congestion. So, I'm guessing this is what was making him so upset.

I did give him Tylenol on the last two days, even though he showed no fever. I'm glad I did now. It probably helped his throat a little.

We will be taking Andy to a Gastro-intestinal (GI) doctor in August. We want to rule out acid reflux. A practitioner told us that a high percentage of non-mobile kids suffer from reflux, and we aren't sure with Andy. We have been blindly treating him for it, and don't know if it is making a difference in his behavior or not. If he has a scope of his esophagus done under anesthesia, he will have to stop taking the meds two weeks before. We will also be trying to have a surgery coordinated with this, so that he may have his ear tubes placed at this time.

Every fall and winter, Andy gets between four and six ear infections, which is too hard to bear any longer. For him, and for us.

No comments:

Post a Comment