Jan 28, 2010

Briahnna update

I posted a couple days ago about taking Brie to the doctor for her headaches. As I expected, she did not have any signs of headache in the doc's office. The doctor checked her blood count and pressure and both checked out perfectly. She changed one of her allergy medications to Periactin. She says it is an antihistamine and is also used for a variety of ailments in children including chronic headaches. The downside of this medication is the sedative effects and it increases appetite. The doc says her body will get used to it and she will not be drowsy after a while as well as she should not have any significant weight gain. Poor kid walks around like a zombie and eats like a football player. I guess I will just have to keep some fresh fruit on hand and stock up on some relatively healthy snacks. Bless her little heart she is determined to deal with it and so far her headaches have been mild to non-existent. I just want my child to be well. I have breathed many of deep sighs in the past weeks. Thanks to everyone who showed concern and gave advice. What would I do without my blog buddies?!

5 comments:

  1. Hey there. I"m on board late and don't know the whole story but I'm so glad things are getting better for your daughter.

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  2. I am so glad the meds seem to have helped. I hope she adjusts to the side effects soon.

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  3. I am so glad the meds seem to have helped. I hope she adjusts to the side effects soon.

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  4. Great to hear that she's feeling a little better. Fresh fruits sound like a plan. I wonder if chamomile tea would be okay to drink? Might help her sleep.

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  5. I hope she continues to improve! She sounds like a trooper and will not give up.

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