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Monday, December 24, 2007

old news

Well, as of Dec 3, 07 Kaden was 4 months, 12 lbs, 10 oz. He was 24 inches and head circum. of 42 centimeters. He is babbling quite a bit in the mornings, and doing well all around other than the skin issue. Our dermatologist and pediatrician disagree. So we are going down to u of m in ann arbor in jan to see a pediatric dermatologist. Here is his latest:

Saturday, December 15, 2007

here we go again...

After my last post, we woke up Wednesday morning to Kaden's infection coming back. By Wednesday night it was on its way to what it was like before. Thursday we went back to the dermatologist and he put Kade back on the oral steroids. So far it is the only thing working. Right now at least it is not getting worse, but they don't know why he isn't responding. It appears that as soon as he is off the steroid, it comes back. It is a staph infection, but not the "Mersa" that every thing has been shutting down for. We are going to be trying to set up an appointment at U of M down in ann arbor. We shall see. Just spending lots of time praying right now. His general health and spirits are good. Dr's are surprised that this hasn't bothered his eyes more, but they are clear.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kaden is doing much better!

I am so relieved to say that Kade looks so much better! Not just that he looks better, but that he is doing better. The infection looks like it is on the run!
We went to my niece and nephew's violin recital tonight! So amazing what 5 and 7 year olds can learn!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Progress!


I am happy to say that Kaden is looking much better after only two days of new treatment. Monday morning is the telling point, but we shall see. It has been clearing up and the red underneath is almost all gone. Thank you Lord!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

bumps in the road...

Wow Halloween was over a month ago... well here is Kaden! My brother's church was having an event and it is only down the road from us so we stopped by

Grandma also got in on the action!




Thanksgiving has come and gone and we spent the first part of the day at Jaron's Aunt and Uncle's house in Fenmore, MI. Then we headed over to my brother's house for the rest of the day. Little did I know that I would not get home until 5 in the morning. Shaunda and I, along with Gabrielle, went to the midnight opening of the outlets. I got 2/3rds of my shopping done... (I only need 3 gifts) It was nuts, don't think that I would do that again... sales were no better than later that day.

Monday we got together and made 5 different kinds of cookies! Needless to say they are all gone already!

now to Kaden... My poor boy has had a rough 4 months of life. He started to develop skin issues 2 months ago and although they bothered him, they weren't too bad... when we went to get some help for what we were seeing, that cleared up, but then spots appeared other places... and now we can't get the infection to go away... We are trying one last treatment starting today and then Dr.s are telling us that he may just need to be admitted to the hospital to be treated.

This is what he looks like before treatment and then below is after, but the infection just keeps oozing...