Well, we had a nice visit to the doctor. They both had croop...again. This time, no ear infection for Miss Piggy, so hooray for that. She is taking Mr. Pure at Heart off Singulair since it doesn't seem to be doing him any more good than the Zyrtec did. She's keeping him on the Flonase, and she's starting him on a low dose of steroids every day. He's going to try taking Advair. He'll also have to take Prednisone for three days to treat the croop. We were able to move his appointment with the allergist up yesterday, so he'll see him on the 24th of this month now, instead of having to wait until August. She thinks the daily steroids will help him and his now 8 month long, cough. She thinks that would be safer than having him constantly get sick and having to give him large doses of Steroids. The Singulair has a lot of risk involved with it, so I'm glad to have him off of it, since it didn't add any benefit. The doctor also thinks that Miss Piggy may be like her brother, and has allergies that are developing, and may get bad as she gets older, just as his did. So, because she has been in to the doctor 3 times in the last 4 months, she's going to be taking an ever lower dose of Advair, daily. Doc wants us to try it for a month and see how it goes. These first three days will be the worst of it, as she has to take the prednisone also for 3 days to treat her croop. With the kids being homeschooled, not in daycare, they shouldn't be sick this often. They get viruses from the many kids we have at church, and can pick it up at the grocery store sometimes...but the main problem is the type of sickness they are getting, and how long it takes them to recover. My other two kids, are like most kids. They don't always get a virus when it's going around, and they recover, or "get over it" rather quickly. That's the norm.
Now, let me say, that I am FULLY aware off all that's involved with taking the steroids. My brother had SEVERE asthma and allergies when he was little, and had to take a lot of steroids for months. So, I don't need anyone telling me about their opinion on what we're doing, or horror stories they've heard. This has been emotional enough for me already. There is nothing worse for me than having to daily watch my children suffer with illnesses. I just praise God that they are ALIVE and under my care! I just need your prayers, my children need your prayers, and please pray that God will guide the doctors and give them wisdom on how to best care for my babies. (Don't tell them I called them babies!) Honestly, I don't mean to sound rude...I just give my life daily for this family and I get very emotional about my children and my job as their mother and caretaker, and I get upset when criticized on how I chose to do my job. Please understand! Thank you for your prayers, we do cherish them!