Thursday, January 27, 2011

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Good news at the doctor's appointment yesterday. Yes his tonsils are swollen, but no signs of a bacterial infection. Looks like he is just fighting your every day virus.

She gave us yet another idea to help him out. NeilMed (Yes, Jenn, this is the pediatric version of the NetiPot) Tried it last night and his nose was clear. The best news, still clear this morning. Yay!

Also started him on Vit D. The doctor was saying that a huge percentage of the population (especially in the northern latitudes) are Vit D deficient. New studies are showing that to get your allotted Vit D from sun, you need to spend 20 min in the sun with a UV index of 7 or higher...naked. I asked Matthew if he was interested in doing recess naked from now on. No go. So I bought some Vit D as well. Did a bit of research and a lack in Vit D can cause low energy and fatigue, and lowered immunity. Maybe that is why he keeps getting sick. Can't hurt.

And the bad news. The toe strap hurts. I am hoping that maybe it was just on to tight yesterday. If not, then it is back to the orthotist we go...again. That will make 3 times in less then 2 weeks. One day this AFO will fit day.

1 comment:

Jenn M said...

Yup the vit d is a big thing.

Hope it works! I know I do much better with sun and vit D..