Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another Update.... and an upcoming Birthday

So I apologize that its been a while since the last update, but we are finally getting some where. A couple weeks ago Carter went to a Pediatric Optometrist. After running his test he found that Carter's vision development has not been affected as of yet. But his hemangioma is putting pressure on the affected eye ball and causing an astigmatism. With that the eye doctor recommended that we go ahead with the medicine that the dermatologist had recommended.

The afternoon of the eye appt I call the Dermatologist office and let them know that we were going to go ahead with the treatment. Well, the medicine that Carter will be taking is an adult blood pressure medicine, so we had to get pre-authorization from our insurance company. Thankfully the dermatologist office took care of all the paperwork and Carter was pre approved in a couple days.

The side affects of the medicine, Propanolol, is low blood pressure and low blood sugar. For this reason the first 4 doses, two days worth, Carter must be in the hospital where they can monitor his levels. On Tuesday the 27th of March he will be admitted into Children's Hospital. And we should be able to be discharged the evening of the 28th, if all goes well.

In a little over a week our big boy NOAH will be 3!! So hard to believe. He is very excited about his upcoming party. We made a practice Elmo birthday cake this past weekend and Noah LOVED it. I can't wait for him to see the 3' Elmo balloon mommy bought for him too. Shhh.... its a surprise. Noah is also looking forward to moving into the 'big kid' room at daycare. He's been talking about "when he turns 3 he goes to big kid room" for almost a month yet. It also means he'll be with grandma during the day. We're not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing yet. :) Hopefully he will listen.

Also in a little over a week Noah will start his first swim lessons. Mommy and Daddy are looking forward to Noah getting more comfortable in the water and learning some more rule about water safety from people other than mom and dad. Especially with summer coming up.
I'm sure more pictures will come from the birthday party and swimming lessons in the next few weeks.

We hope that every one is well and enjoying some of the lovely weather we have been having.

Much Love
Dustin, Jessi, Noah, & Carter Fricke

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