Saturday, January 9, 2010
I'm Going to Need a Spreadsheet for This
Baby Barrett has an ear infection too! Oh no! This means more medicine, in addition to his heart medicines and cold remedies, that he takes at all different times. The main problem is that he coughs, coughs, and coughs, until he finally vomits. The vomiting makes his heart rate spike (200+ bpm) and presents a problem with him keeping his heart medicines down. BUT, he can't take any cough medicine to stop the cough (and eventual vomiting) because they contain stimulants that would trigger his heart. Tricky business. So, the doctors say to try OTC Delsym for now. If that doesn't work, codine (!).
In a nutshell, there are 5 different oral meds amounting to 14 doses daily. Whew. Talk about needing a spreadsheet to stay organized...
Kristopher is at the pharmacy picking up even MORE rx right now.
UPDATE: Barrett had chest x-rays this morning and he has PNEUMONIA. Poor little guy. This would explain why he seems to be getting worse and not better.