Both kids had dr's appts this morning - DD for her urinary reflux issues and Ben had a pedi checkup. Claire has to have another sting procedure because she has had several UTIs since having her surgery a year ago. The urologist gave us the option of doing the voiding cystourethrogram again first, but it's an awful procedure done while she's fully awake. We did that last year - it's what gave us the diagnosis - so I see no need to put her through that again and the dr agreed. The scope under anaesthesia is much easier on her (though I don't really like the thought of her being put under again) and not only will it identify if the reflux is back but they can do the repair again at the same time.
Ben saw the pedi for a checkup. He's been going there since last fall because of his slow growth. The good news is that his growth is good and he's really jumped up quite a bit on the chart. Yay! However, the doctor read over the reports from when Ben had those bouts with pneumonia in March and May and he listened to his chest today (Ben is well right now - no cold or cough). Based on his past chest infections and breathing issues, coupled with the fact that it's never just a cold that he gets and it always turns into something worse, and with the fact that when the pedi listened to his chest today, the doctor has officially diagnosed Ben with asthma. It is triggered by viral infections and environmental stuff - like smoke from the fire when we go camping or pollen floating around in the air (and right now there is a TON of crap floating around - Erin and Ingrid can probably attest to all the white fluffy crap off the trees that's flying around right now). He is still waiting to get in to see an allergist, so we will have more answers as to what he's exactly allergic to once we have that testing done. So Ben is back on Singulair, which he took to control his nasal symptoms prior to having his adenoids out, and he has to take the steroid puffer twice a day. Ventolin we're supposed to use as needed if he gets really 'chesty' during a cold.
I feel like utter $hit right now. Blah. I can't say that I'm all that surprised by the diagnosis of asthma. I guess I kind of knew for some time that it was a real possibility. Just sucks to actually hear it.