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This Is Where It All Begins

Thursday, January 17, 2013

can we say co-pay

I took Luke to his 6th doctor's appointment this month today.  It was a checkup for his oxygen and for his ears.

The Dr. Dave listened to Luke's lungs, and got a big grin on his face.  He said Luke's lungs sounded even better than he had hoped for!  Yay.  Even Luke seemed to recognize the good news, because he was babbling and smiling at everyone.
It was the first time in over a month that Luke's breathing relaxed when he did. Yes!




Even though we already gave the oxygen back to home health, (because we knew Luke was done with it) the doctor gave us his ok to be done with it as well.  Awesome!
That was the good news.

The bad news was the Luke's ears are STILL full of fluid after two different treatments, and 20 days, of antibiotics!  The doc. is worried about more infection in Luke's body and the chance of anything spreading, so he is trying another antibiotic for the next 10 days, and then.....you guessed it, we go back in again to get his ears checked.

 I might as well just start up an automatic withdrawal for co-pays with Dr. Dave.  I am extremely grateful for insurance though, and I don't take it for granted.

So, there is a big sigh of relief that Luke has beat pneumonia, but also a bit of a worry about what is going on with his ears.

He has also cut three teeth with two more on the way.  Poor Luke is going through bottles of Tylenol and Ibuprofen like his momma goes through chocolate and cinnamon bears. Go Luke Go!


3 comments:

shaina said...

I hear ya about the copays. Kimble's first year of life cost a pretty penny.
I don't know if you've heard of essential oils, but I use them to clear up many things, including ear infections. Melaluca, Lavender, Geranium, basil and grapefruit... It might help his body clear away all that fluid. If you want to know more, just give me a call!

Colleen said...

I hope Luke's ears clear up! So glad the O-2 is over!

Katie Ladwig said...

He is such a cutie pie! I am glad he is feeling better and that you can breathe a sigh of relief, a little. Love you!