Monday, November 22, 2010

A Week Off

We have no scheduled doctor appointments this week. Actually, Nolan's well-child appointment was scheduled for Tuesday, but I moved the appointment because I don't want him to miss out on his preschool's big Thanksgiving feast. Unfortunately, I moved it to December 3, so I have to call and reschedule that appointment due to the repeated pH probe.

Anyhow, I am extremely grateful for a doctor-free week. Not having to make the 70-mile-each-way trips to Buffalo is a wonderful thing. This week, we are tearing up bread for stuffing, thawing a turkey, and making Pilgrim hats in preparation for Thanksgiving.

Nolan is taking to the Zantac, though the Zantac liquid tastes rather bitter. When I approach him with the Nexium syringe, he takes the medication gladly. The Zantac, however, causes him to wrinkle his nose and make a run for it. Hopefully the new medication will keep his stomach pH up- I have no idea what will happen if he fails the next pH probe.

Here's to a week filled with crafts, feasts, and general gratitude!


Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That's excellent that you all get a break. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving too!

TheSweetOne said...

Things sound like they're stabilizing a bit.. hoorah! Lots to be thankful for.
Can you mix the Zantac with something else? Juice or chocolate milk maybe? (okay. I know all the moms out there cringe when I say 'chocolate' milk but when it comes to getting the meds in, I'll resort to pretty much anything if it means it'll help my kid!)

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

I just love weeks where there is no where to go.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

xraevision said...

I completely support the chocolate milk idea. X tolerates his bitter medicine with juice, but we had to start with 2 ml x 4 juice servings per day and slowly build his tolerance to the taste. Now he takes all 8 ml in one serving and doesn't notice. Whatever works!

Super cute photo! Have a wonderful doctor-free week and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

rouchi said...

Some relief from all the rush.Love this picture too.Hey try giving the medicine with some honey, its great for them on taste and value.

tammy said...

LOVE that you all have a break this week! Definitely well deserved and I hope you enjoy each and every minute of FUN with your sweet boys. Happy Thanksgiving.