Friday, September 22, 2006

Thrush {Yeouch}

Payton (and Mommy) were diagnosed with thrush today. Mommy has been hurting and we finally figured out why! LOL. So off to the doctor we went to get some medication. Poor Payton's little tongue is full of little blisters...that darn antibiotic caused this!!

Also, while we were at the doctor, I asked them if we could have a swallow study done on Payton. I have had some concerns that she may be aspirating, but it is hard to tell because she also has reflux. They agreed to give us a referral, so we will be having a video swallow study done soon.

Payton weighed 19 lbs, 9 ounces today at the doctor!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Payton's 1st Haircut

Payton had her first haircut today! She did so well...sat up there in the big chair all by herself!!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Payton has an ear infection

Payton saw the ENT today for follow-up and for a hearing test. We didn't end up having the hearing test, though, because she has fluid in her ears and the one ear was bulging a little bit, so they believe it is infected. UGH. So, this marks our first ear infection and we were given a 10-day round of antibiotics (Omnicef).

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Walking for Down syndrome

On October 14, 2006, we will participate in our first Buddy Walk for Down syndrome. Our team name is "Payton's Posse" and we have been raising funds for a few weeks now. So far, thanks to our wonderful friends and family, we have raised $2,060!!!

Friday, September 1, 2006

Bloodwork Results

Well, the geneticist finally got back to us about the results from Payton's bloodwork. She said everything looked fine, except that her CO2 levels were a little low. So, she wants to do some further testing and we aren't sure yet what that entails or what it means. I have heard that this can be "normal" for people with Down syndrome to have low CO2 levels, but wouldn't the geneticist know that if it were true? Not sure....