Monday, October 16, 2006

Payton is sick

Payton started running a fever yesterday, so I took her to the ENT today because I suspected she had either a sinus infection or an ear infection, or both. Well, I was right...double ear infection and a sinus infection. Good grief, the poor child! So we are on antibiotics again and we have to return to the ENT in 3 weeks to check for fluid. If the fluid remains, then the ENT said we will discuss getting tubes for her, as there is no sense in having her suffer through the winter.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Our first Buddy Walk!

We had our very first Buddy Walk today! We had such a great day. Our team...Payton's Posse...raised almost $3,500! We are so blessed to be supported by such wonderful friends and family! Thanks to everyone who donated and walked with us!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Payton is 9 months old

Payton had her 9-month checkup today with the pediatrician. She weighed in at 19 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 27 inches long. Her weight was a little less than last time, but the doc wasn't too concerned since it could have just been due to the difference between scales.

Developmentally, Payton is doing okay. She has been sitting like a champ for months now. She is not crawling on all fours yet, but she definately is scooting a bit on her belly (i.e. army crawling). We are working hard with her to get her on all fours and hopefully she will figure out soon that those legs can get her places! And she is clapping!

She is eating mostly 2's food, but can deal with 3's as long as it isn't too chunky, otherwise she gags a bit. We will slowly be introducing her to table food and see how she manages. A month or so ago, we also started her on a straw and she was able to slurp the water right up that straw, so that is awesome for her!

Monday, October 2, 2006

Swallow Study

Today Payton had a barium swallow study done to see if she is aspirating food/fluids. Thankfully, she is not aspirating!