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Clean bill of health...

>> Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Y'all, I can't hardly believe that I'm actually typing this - MY JACKSON IS HEALTHY!!!

We had our follow-up appointment this morning with our allergist and their diagnosis seems to be right on - Jackson has most likely had a bacterial infection in his lungs since he was sick around Halloween.  We just never found the right antibiotic and steroid mix to totally kick the infection out of his system...until now!

As of today, Jackson's lungs are official clear, his cough is gone, and there is no need at this point for any allergy testing!!!

Mr. and I cannot tell you the relief this brings to us.  Seriously, Mr. even got teary-eyed during the appointment.

We'll keep Jackson on the Flonase everyday and dry max as needed.  These are just because we live in Louisiana and who doesn't have some sort of allergies right now?!?

We can drop the Xopenex from his breathing treatment and only use it as needed for a cough or rattle, which again can be expected just because of the climate we live in.

The doctor wants us to continue Pulmacort daily as maintenance at least through the Spring.  He imagines that Jackson will require this drug seasonally, which is fine.

The last medication Jackson will continue to take is the Prevacid, just for the next month to see if he was having any silent reflux issues.

And the best news, Jackson doesn't have to go back to the doctor for another 6 weeks!!! The real test will be if we make it that long without going to the doctor...which hasn't happened, ever.

The grand total in medical expenses this month topped over $1,000 - but having a healthy boy at the end was worth every penny.  Jackson is like a new kid I tell you, and it's amazing.  He is so happy and you can tell he feels good.  I'm rethinking the terrible two preview, maybe it was just a desperate cry for help to make him feel better!

my happy boy with his Popsicle

a little water fun after dinner

this chair can finally be used for lounging instead of breathing treatments around the clock!



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8 comments:

Jamie March 30, 2011 at 2:47 PM  

such great news!!! im so excited for you and your family!

Lyr March 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM  

YAY for health! Send a little of that health this way please! ;)

Meant to be a mom March 30, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

Oh I'm so so happy that Jackson is feeling better. What a relief to you guys and to him. Poor baby deserves to feel great every day.

the glover gang March 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM  

WOOOOOHHHOOOOO!!!!!! praise the Lord! what awesome news! im so happy for you guys and for precious jackson!

Lea Liz March 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM  

Yay for a clean bill of Health!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindsey March 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM  

This is wonderful!!!!

Send some healthy vibes our way please!!!

Lea Liz March 31, 2011 at 5:19 AM  

I have a surprise waiting for you at my blog ! :)

Jennifer March 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM  

I am so EXCITED for you!! Thank goodness there is finally some relief for Jackson...and you guys! I will keep my fingers crossed that he makes it to the next 6 week appointment :)

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