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    The girls went yesterday for their Pulmo check-up, and the best news is that we didn't have to wait because no one else was showing up for their appointments! lol Seriously, sometimes that place is packed and we wait forever! Okay, actually the REALLY good news is that Alana's PFTs were great (without any medication) and she doesn't have to go back unless she starts experiencing problems again. She's been off her meds for several months now so we're hopeful that she will continue to do well.

    Madi's PFTs were also good, but due to my concerns he ordered a sinus xray. When she sneezes it is EVERYWHERE (truly, I've never seen anything like it) and many mornings she vomits because of all the mucus she swallowed throughout the night. I've been concerned that she will be sent home from school several days a week because of this, and school starts a week from today. So we had the xray and it showed that she had a severe sinus infection on the right side. Makes sense. So she'll start on a 14 day antibiotic and hopefully she'll be less snotty when it is over, lol. The doctor also ordered a sleep study because he is concerned she isn't getting good sleep at night. She fell asleep, sitting up on the table in the middle of the exam and I explained that she does this any time she sits still for more than a few minutes. She's back to being a restless sleeper, falls out of her bed all the time, and is cranky more days than not. The clinic where we had it done last time is closed, so now our only option is to have it done at the hospital. I can imagine that'll cost a pretty penny, so we'll see when they call me to schedule it. Too bad this couldn't have been done over the summer while I'm off work.

    I was a little nervous about this appointment, like I am with all of their appointments I suppose. But we got some really awesome news about Alana and hopefully Madi will get to feeling better soon.

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    Glad Alana is doing well. Hopefully Madi feels better soon too.

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    So I get to the pharmacy today and my total is $439! What?!? The antibiotic he ordered was over $150 (but thankfully he gave me a coupon so I only paid $25), the Xoponex capsules aren't covered by insurance (but I have enough Albuterol at home so I didn't need them), and the Xoponex inhalers I will get later when the one we have expires, and the QVar inhalers he gave us enough samples to last a few months so I didn't get those either. But what a shock to hear my total! lol

    And the hospital called this morning and the sleep study is scheduled for September 20th.

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    My eyes are bulging out of my head. That is a lot of money. Glad you have enough samples and such. We have been extremely lucky with medical and such for Eli.

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    The girls stayed at my MILs last night (they stay nearly every other Friday) and Madi wet the bed around 2 AM. She hasn't wet the bed since she was night trained at about 3 years old. Never had an accident! Apparently she was back to sleep by 3 and up again a little before 7. She then took a 5 HOUR NAP and barely stirred when I transferred her from MIL's bed, to her car seat, and then to her bed.

    I suppose an accident here and there is normal, right? But surely a 5 hour nap can't be normal! Do you think the antibiotic could be making her feel more tired?

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    Weird - could be a couple things going on. It usually takes a little while for antibiotics to start working, but maybe after 9-10 hours (when she wet the bed), her body just said "oh my god I can finally get some rest!" and she's just in recovery mode. I would check the papers that the antibiotics come with for side effects, and keep an eye on her. Considering the lack of sleep she's had lately, I think the sleep will do her a world of good!

    I had a couple sinus infections back in March and it was several weeks of "excessive sleep" before my body got back to normal sleeping - I'm talking about 3-4h naps as well as 8h sleep at night!!
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    If the sinus infection was bad then it makes sense she might need extra sleep to help her body recover. Tom sometimes still has accidents at night and it's mostly when he's overtired - like he's sleeping through the "I need to pee" signal. That fits this too.

    I'm glad things look like they are improving with the pulmo stuff!
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    Her sleep seems to be back to "normal" but I know all that will change once school starts on Thursday. I expect that to completely wipe her out. We're still having lots of gunky sneezes but she's only had 4 doses of the antibiotic so I guess that's to be expected. I was just hoping to have her better before she had to start school!

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    I'm no help with the sleeping thing. Eli gets extra tired sleeping more than his 3 yo sister most of the time. Prayers she's feeling better by Thursday.

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