Sunday, November 05, 2006

Third time's a charm, right?

So Sydney has been rather unlucky in the health department. She was born with jaundice, which the doctor failed to treat effectively so she spent the first week of life recieving heel pricks. Then she was treated for thrush. Two months and three medicines later we learned it was just fat deposits from breastmilk. So we're now on to pediatrician No. 3 and things were starting to look up...until September came.

Sydney went to the doctor September 15 and we found out she had an ear infection in both ears. We gave her amoxicillin like it was going out of style, but on October 4 we went back and she had an infection in her left ear. So we moved on to medication No. 2. Then we went back on November 4 and she has an ear infection in her right ear. Now she is on Augmentin, but the doctor upped the dosage, so hopefully we can get over the infection for good this time.

She's such a sweet girl, so it is so hard to see her sad and in pain. Her dad has been helping out a lot more too, but it is still hard for her.

So third illness, third doctor, third ear infection...hopefully the old saying is true.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Sydney had her first Trick-or-Treat experience on Tuesday. We dressed her up as a cat.

It was pretty cold so she had on about 3 other layers too. I wanted to take a million pictures, but Donnie was afraid we would miis out on the "good" candy, so he didn't want to wait for pictures.

We went with Donnie's sister and her family and his brother and his family. It was nice to go in a group. There were 7 kids and 6 adults (Donnie's mom was in town too). The oldest kid walked, but the others were in strollers. After about three houses Donnie realized he could get to the doors faster if he carried Sydney, so he ditched the stroller. We made it about 2 hours and then it was time to call it quits - Sydney was screaming her lungs out!

All in all it was fun, but next year (when she can actually eat the candy she gets) will be even better!