>> 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!|