Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Olivia goes to the doctor

Well today Olivia woke up feeling much better! Fever about gone and no vomiting. Talking, walking moving around like normal... :) All great signs - except her thumb looking much worse than yesterday. Her callus was double it's normal size and was very white. Thankfully we didn't cancel her appointment for today and went ahead and went.

See what I mean. Worse! :( However it didn't seem to bother her if we touched it... not until the doctor examined it at least. Before we were called back to the exam room she was entertained by watching cartoons on our cell phone.

or rather - our CELL PHONES as in both mine and Davids! :P Actually we set both phones up to play b/c Paul Thomas was along for the trip too - but at the time these photos were taken he and David were out side taking a little walk as waiting in the waiting room is just not PT's thing. What 2 year old can resist the temptation of playing with toys in the wait room - a little plastic kitchen set up... and there were several sick kids before us who had been playing there... and PT was not sick today and I wanted to keep it that way!

Olivia was in the best mood - all until the nurse opened the wait room door and called her name. Then she turned a 180* and totally flipped out. So bad that I had to hold her to be weighed and hold my breath in hopes that she would take a break in kicking during her fit so that the digital sale would stop on a number.... then I handed her off to David who was with me and weighed alone so the nurse could deduct the two numbers to get Olivia's weight. Looks like she's up to 27 lbs now.

I don't know what they think of us in that office as every time since we switched doctors both of the twins flip out every time we go in there. and I do mean flip out! Paul Thomas EVEN flipped on & off the light switch that was so conveniently located above our bench we sat on out in the wait room that I later was told controls all the lights for the WHOLE entire office. :/

After weight, temp, and blood pressure were taken we were told to go to the purple room - wonder if that's b/c both Olivia and I had on purple today? :P Thankfully on the way I spotted a bulletin board filled edge to edge with kid and baby photos and stopped there and got Olivia to stop kicking and screaming and distracted her by looking at the photos. We stood there a good long while looking and looking. Olivia was really talking up a storm - "Oh WOOK Mommy -a baby!"

Then we found the purple room - and " Oh WOOK Mommy!" as she stood there looking up on the wall of the exam room...

it was as if she had died and gone to Care Bear heaven... LOL

She was a happy girl while we waited to see the doctor... we counted to 20, sang the "Do you know the colors of the rainbow?" Signing Time Song a dozen times and had fun.. just me and her as by now David & Paul Thomas had gone to pick up Nora from early release day at school.

and naturally she had a few times of getting up and down off of the table... and playing with that loud paper.

and then everything changed again when the doctor came in for our turn. Sitting on my lap, Olivia wasn't too happy about it but did let the doctor listen to her heart, look into her ears and mouth that was RED as fire most likely strep throat. She didn't do a test but the antibiotic that she prescribed for her infected thumb will also help her throat.

and about that thumb.... yep you guess it - The doctor had to lance it and squeeze out all of that puss and infection. She did take a sample to send off to the lap to test just to make sure it's not a staph infection.

and if that picking and poking and squeezing wasn't enough - poor Olivia got a big ole poke in the thigh with a shot of antibiotic too before leaving. She was not very happy with anyone in that office.. not even me. After all I was the one that let them do that to her! :(

I do not have any "after" photos as it was covered up with a band-aid and I was carrying her crying and kicking and screaming... Leaving just like we went in - maybe she's superstitious? and has to go out like she came in? LOL :P

Warm compresses and antibiotics for 7 days and hopefully the infection will not fill back up in that puss pocket... and hopefully the lab test do not come back positive.

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