Thursday, June 25, 2009

Poor Baby Bear

This picture pretty much sums up how Jason has been recently. Jason has been a fussy, clingy disaster for several days now. Actually really its been more like a week. He's cutting three, yeah 3, molars so I figured he was just in a lot of pain from his teeth. Plus Dan and I were involved in a wedding last week so the kids were really off schedule so teeth + off schedule = grumpy Jason, at least that's what I thought.

Then yesterday morning I decided to take his temperature. I'd taken it before and it was up but not much. Well this morning it was 100.7. I knew from talking to the dr previously that if it was under 101 take the wait and see approach. So we waited. We took Jonathan to summer camp and picked up my dad from the airport. After lunch we took his temp again and it was 103 so off to the dr we went. And for the "surprise" of the year Jason has yet another ear infection. So sad.

Then we got to the pharmacy where I just about died. Jason is allergic to penicillin which means he can't have the most common antibiotics for ear infections. He's been off and on omnicief since January and the dr felt like it wasn't quite strong enough to do the trick so we kicked it up a notch. However, this new drug isn't prefered for kids, but Jason can't have the prefered drugs cause he's allergic to penicillin. Since its not prefered our insurance didn't cover it, at all. The pharmacist asked if I really wanted this med. DUH! So $160 dollars later I left the pharmacy with a very foul smelling med. Hopefully this works otherwise we'll start talking tubes.

5 comments:

Smitty 1, 2 and 3 said...

tubes are not bad and if he has fluid on his ears often he may be missing out on language. I would say that 80% of the kids I see with expressive delays had chronic ear infections and all needed tubes. just a little info.

Kristin said...

I agree, just go for the quick tube procedure and then you'll be virtually infection free and when he does get another one you treat it at home with drops, easy peasy.

Ann said...

The unfortunate thing is that our insurance sees tubes as an elective procedure and as long as antibiotics are still working they won't pay at all. :(

myangel52 said...

Stupid insurance. It's still amazing to me that insurance companies think that they know better than doctors. I hope that something gets resolved soon -- either that the meds work and clear it up for good, or that the doctor and you can convince the insurance to cover the procedure. Good luck! I hope little Jason starts feeling better quickly!
-Shaunna

April, Tom, Aarynn, and Lily said...

Insurance companies are so frustrating! Come on, it's not like you're prescribing your own medication!

Hope it works great and that Jason is back to his adorable cheery self!