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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NO, NO, NO.........Not Strep AGAIN!

I just found out yesterday that Griffin has strep once again!! I didn't even know that he was sick because he never complained once about his throat or anything else hurting whatsoever. I was taking him to see the doctor because he has sleep apnea and he snores quite loudly seeming to not have quality sleep at all, also he has been having behavior issues at school which I now know is most likely because he was feeling so bad. Just to err on the side of caution, I asked for a referral to a ENT so that we can find out if he is having any problems with his adnoids/tonsils because he has been snoring for around a year or so and his sleep apnea is getting worse with time. It may be that he is going to school tired since he may not be getting quality sleep. Between Griffin having strep and also having ear problems I am beginning to think that if the doctor (ENT) recommends that he have his tonsils or adnoids out that it might be best because I hate for him to keep on taking antibiotics besides, it is nearly impossible to get him to take his meds because it is so challenging to get the medicine in food without him tasting it. Each time that he has gotten a bacterial infection he absolutely refused to take his medicine and he ended up having to get the Rosephin shots which is not a good thing because I don't want him to compromise his immune system and have drug resistant bacteria. I am and never have been a big fan of antibiotics in the first place but I truly doubt that I could get him to take the herbs that I take for infection.

Griffin has been talking a lot more at home but a good bit of it is difficult to understand and something really cool that he has been doing is that he loves to tell jokes that he has made up all on his own. Often he will start laughing before he gets out his punch line........he is so adorable. Lately I have noticed that Griffin is using words to describe how he feels and he is using the words appropriately to express himself which is quite significant for him. Even though he is having behavior issues at school he has been doing pretty well at home and out in public with only a few meltdowns per month.........what a great relief!

My sweet and loving little guy still wants a kitty because he misses our kitty that we had in Alaska "Pisgah" who now lives with my dear friend who still resides there. Almost daily he asks if we can go to the animal shelter to get a kitty and it breaks my heart to have to tell him that we cannot (because my dad won't allow it) but that maybe in the future we can do that. He is such an affectionate little guy and I count my blessings each and everyday.

Have a great day everyone!


KC's Blog said...

Poor kiddo! Strep is extremely painful. Remember when Big Brother got his tosils/adnoids out? He's been so much better since we got them out. It helps so much.

I remember Pisgah! I wish your Dad would allow a kitty for Griffin to hold an love. Maybe if you keep it in the room?

Way to go Griffin for using your words guy!

kristi said...

Hi, just checking in to say I was thinking about you guys today!