Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

I took Nikki to the doctor today: SIDE NOTE - it was great we had a snow day because that's one less day of school she missed.

Anyway, he looked back over her records for the last 3 winters and now wants her to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. He thinks she may have chronic sinus infections. She's had the current one for over 3 weeks now and we are on our 3rd round of different antibiotics.

He wants me to give the new meds until Tuesday; that way he will know for sure that antibiotics aren't kicking it and insurance will cover everything appropriately (don't even get me started on INSURANCE). It will also confirm his suspicion that she needs to see a specialist.

He asked Nikki if that was okay with her - to see an ENT - and she said "it's just another doctor, it's okay" and she went back to playing her D.S.

She's lost weight since our last visit 2 weeks ago and that's because her blood sugars have been running high due to the constant infection. She's looked pale and run down for so long to me, like in the above picture - okay this is me starting to worry, so I'll turn that switch off for now.

Just wanted to let everyone know what's going on.


All 4 My Gals said...

Praying for Nikki and for you. I hope that the ENT will provide some answers and return your angel to full health.

Jill said...

Just got your note on Facebook :( Poor Nikki! I sure hope shes feeling better soon. Give her big hugs from us.

Love ya!

The Turner's said...

Thanks so much, we appreciate your hugs and thoughts.:-D