Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I know. I am sorry. Things have been hectic around here. My main blog has some details on things going on with Alvin. So, look for updates over there for the past couple of months. However, I promise I will actually update THIS one from now on.
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 12:30 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 2:20 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2009
They found nothing. Well, not nothing. They found some localized irritation to his esophagus and his stomach lining. So, rather than move on to trying to aggressively figure out what this is, they have prescribed MORE Prevacid. They dont think the liquid is working, so they are going to give him a tablet. A tablet that I have to crush and mix with water. Um...isnt that a liquid? grr. They want to do that until June and go from there.
Eric and I are livid. Luckily, we have a doctor's appt tommorrow with Lt Lezcano. So, we are going to talk to her and see if she can get us a referral to somewhere else since Yale doesnt seem to be taking this seriously. I mean come on. The nurse called us and said that we should be happy since the Prevacid will alleviate his irritation so he should eat more and gain weight. *boggle*. He doesnt have an issue with eating! Come on now people. Read your charts.
I will post more on this tomorrow after we talk to Lt Lezcano.
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 5:06 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Emali climbing on Dad's rock wall.
Alvin sitting on Karen's shoulders. He really loves his Aunt KK.
So, now that we are all caught up pic-wise. The trip to Ohio was wonderful. Karen and Bill allowed us to stay with them. So, that was great. They ended up going to Philly to pick up a car the day after we got there, but that allowed us to do some errands and running around. Then, Aunt Renee, Aunt Jan, and Sammy came to Karen and Bill's on Sunday. Sunday night we all treated Sammy to Jalisco's. (Awesome mexican restaurant if you are ever in Salem, Ohio).
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 2:42 PM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yes, we are finally home. Instead of driving straight through, we stopped in PA and stayed at a hotel. Alvin was feeling miserable, so we didnt want to make him ride any further. After a restful evening in the hotel, we headed back home this morning. No time to rest though. Tomorrow, we have to take Alvin down to Yale to have his endoscopy/biopsy done. Its scheduled for 9am. So, wish up luck that we can get the girls dropped off and down to Yale with some semblence of sanity left. Did I mention that we arent allowed to feed Alvin or give him anything to drink after midnight? Yeah, wonderful. Oh well.
We wont know anything resultswise until next week sometime, but I will post tomorrow night just to let everyone know how Alvin faired with the endoscopy.
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 8:12 PM
Monday, March 16, 2009
Woo! We are in Ohio. Well, we have been since Friday evening, I just havent had time to update this. We are enjoying our time with our family. It feels so good to be around family again. And for once, Ohio weather is cooperating with us! It has been close to 60 degrees since we got here! Woo hooo! I will post more, including pictures, when we get back home. So look for them on Thursday. Until then!
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 8:48 AM
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Went to Yale. Were extremely hopeful. We were batted down within 2 mins.
Simply put, there was no way they were going to do the endoscopy today. But, it has been scheduled for the 20th of this month. So, we know for sure that its going to happen then.
Little Man gained a whole 1 ounce over the last month. That is right, an ounce. A single, solitary, lonely ounce. *sigh*. High calorie foods, pediasure twice a day, up to 8 jars of food a day, and he gained an ounce. At this rate, he will triple his birth weight when he is 4. (Normally it should be by 1 year). Yale needs to get their asses in gear and quit pushing things off and get this GI train rolling. Alvin needs to have these procedures done. Watching him when its time for a bowel movement just about rips my heart out. The screaming, the tears, the blood. I dont know how much more I, or Alvin, can take.
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 3:03 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ok, so, tommorrow is Alvin's big day down at Yale. He is supposed to be going for his endoscopy/colonoscopy. But, because he is running a fever, they most likely wont do them. But, who knows. We can hope.
Then early, early Friday morning we are going to be loading up and heading back home to Ohio for a visit. So, I wont be able to upload any pictures or anything until after we get back home. (stupid dialup only available back home).
So, pray that they do the tests and my little man can just get this over with and through his surgery and on with his life.
Posted by Eric and Jennifer Rice at 8:18 PM