Monday, August 25, 2008

Updates On The Children

Caleb and Laura Anne both had check-ups last week. Laura Anne had a visit to the dentist where they took an xray of her teeth. The dentist told me that there's still a good possibility that at least one, and maybe two of Laura Anne's teeth may abscess. We need to keep an eye on them and watch for discoloration and also pay attention to see if Laura Anne shows signs of discomfort or pain. Also, in the xray, her left front tooth looks considerably larger than the other one. The dentist can't tell if that's because it got shifted when Laura Anne fell and we're just seeing the tooth from a different angle, or if it really is larger. So that's another thing we need to keep an eye on. The dentist asked us to come back in 3 months to have another look. The good news is her gums healed nicely and seemed to tighten most of the teeth.

Caleb went to see the allergist on Wednesday. They did an allergy test on him and found that he is allergic to milk and eggs. He didn't have a huge reaction, but it was enough that we need to keep milk and eggs out of my diet. The allergist said we could really benefit from a visit to the dermatologist to get the eczema under control. Thankfully, we were able to fit in an appointment last Thursday with the dermatologist. That appointment went well also. We were given three more prescriptions and we received a lot of helpful information as far as what creams to put on him and when, and how to keep his skin moisturized. It was recommended that we switch laundry detergent to All Free and Clear, because even Dreft has fragrance in it that can irritate eczema. So, we now have Caleb's rash mostly under control, but we definitely have to keep up on it.

Now, in potty training news, Laura Anne is doing really, really well. Last Wednesday when we had her dentist appointment and Caleb's appointment, she insisted on not wearing a diaper. So being the brave, if crazy, woman that I am I went with it. She stayed dry all day! She used the potty wherever we went and didn't have any accidents! I'm so proud of her. We are not done, yet though. We had some days since then that we weren't so lucky, but she is learning and I think we are well on our way to having only one child in diapers!

And that, my friends, concludes this post!

1 comment:

TwinMint said...

Yikes! I'm glad everything is going okay and getting better. I don't know how you keep track of it all...