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Kennedy update and stuff...

Posted Jan 13 2010 12:00am

OK so after my last update about Kennedy's GI issues and their solution of her taking Pepto Bismol, I got a ton just a few ;) emails and comments from people about her being so young and taking Pepto because it has aspirin in it and the fact that it could cause Reye's Syndrome.

SO I talked to her GI doctor about this and she said it wouldn't be a concern unless Kennedy were to get a fever. Well, Kennedy gets random fevers all the time! So to be safe, she said it would probably be better to go with the Children's Pepto Chewable Tablets which does not contain aspirin. She will be taking 1/2 a tablet 3 times a day for 8 weeks. That makes me feel much more comfortable! I knew that regular Pepto was for people 12 and over, I just never knew why. So, thanks!!! :) I always learn so much from you all!

Tomorrow Kennedy and Kellsey both go to the Down syndrome clinic at Vanderbilt. They will see the Developmental Pediatrician, and Kellsey will be evaluated by the Occupational, Physical and Speech therapists. They will both get echocardiograms done on their hearts... Kennedy because she needs one every year due to all the chemo she had, and Kellsey because we know she has a small defect and they need to see what kind it is exactly and see if it will need to be fixed at some point.

Kellsey will also get her karyotype done and titers done to make sure her vaccines are up to date, and anything else required by the International Adoption Clinic. Both girls will have their thyroids checked for their yearly check to make sure there are no worries there either. It will be a long afternoon, but I'm so glad we have such a great clinic so close to us!! We'll be bringing lots of snacks and of course they'll have my phone to play games on. :) We'll probably bring a few toys, too ;).

Anyway, that's my medical update for the... day... LOL.

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