So February is here and we are still chugging along. Macy is on antibiotics for a "maybe" ear infection. At 2.5 she's never had one before. She started pulling at her ear a lot last Thursday and had a slight temp. I didn't want to take any chances so we went to the Dr. She said her inner ear was slightly red, and could be the sign of the very beginning of something. But Macy didn't meet the other qualifications of being treated for an ear infection (no fluid or puss, temp wasn't over 100, etc.). She also said it could just be irritation from the chlorine from the pool (from her swim lessons). However, since it was Macy she would give me antibiotics if I wanted them just in case it was the start of something. So I took them. One thing I LOVE about Macy's Pediatrician is that she has known Macy since she was 1 day old. She has been there through the hospitalizations, surgeries, and the life-altering Fanconi Anemia diagnosis. She even read the entire FA treatment book that the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund gave us, so she would know more about the disease. She is awesome, and that's why we drive 45 min to see her.
Macy has a blood draw coming up next month. Hopefully her numbers will remain stable. That's always a nerve-wracking appointment. She will need to start getting her bone marrow biopsies soon too.....not looking forward to that at all. She also had her first dental appointment yesterday. She did soooo good! The dentist said her teeth and mouth all looked great. Hopefully it stays that way because oral cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers with FA.
Macy has been enjoying the winter weather going for snowmobile rides and sled rides. She has this Tinkerbell and Fairies playhut that she absolutely loves playing in lately. Tinkerbell is her favorite right now with Ariel a close second! Her swim lessons have been going great. I am going to go and take pictures at the next lesson (Adam takes her usually). Adam said she is doing really good at kicking and being on her back in the water. When lessons end we will probably take her for open swim because she likes it so much. It helps that it is at the high school and we live about 1 minute away!
As for our IVF, I will be starting stims in about a week and a half. I have my appt with my bloodwork, etc. tomorrow so we are definitely on our way. Hoping the third time works.
take care, Jenn