Sunday, February 24, 2008

Payton is miserable

So much for my happy girl ... Payton was M I S E R A B L E today. If either Kyle or I weren't holding her, she spent her time lying on the floor moaning and crying. So needless to say, she pretty much was held all day. She also slept a lot up until about 3:00 p.m. ... probably because I had to dose her up on codeine last night. She has drooled all day and we can barely get her to swallow her medicine ... and this is a child who takes any medicine at any time. We tried to just give her regular tylenol throughout the day because the codeine is making her constipated, so she is miserable because of that too. I gave her a babylax this afternoon and that gave her a little relief. But we just gave her more codeine since she is so miserable, so it is just a vicious circle at this point.

I haven't gotten much more info about the submucous cleft palate, other than that it affects articulation. So ... it looks like we will have some pretty intense speech therapy (public and private) ahead of us. Fun fun.

Please say a prayer that my sweet girl gets some relief quickly.


  1. Poor girl! I hope that the pain goes away...Stinks about the codiene making her constipated...think they could give her something without it?

  2. I am praying for Payton and I hope she feels better soon.

  3. Poor girl :(

    Give her a kiss from us.

  4. Poor Payton!! I hope she gets to feeling better soon!!! The palate thing is very interesting to me. So, would they have never seen it if she hadn't had this surgery? I love when doctors don't give you answers.

    I don't think you are a stalker : ) My mom said that you will have to stand in line to steal Ella though!!!