Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kylie: Girl of Steel

Today, Kylie had a checkup with the allergist concerning her allergies and eczema. She has improved greatly over the last week, and the allergist said that we will not have to put her on antibiotics. She has to wear wet wraps every night, but she has gotten used to them. A wet wrap is a tube that we cut off of a knee sock, soak it in warm water, then wring it out. Then we put hydrocortisone cream on the insides of her elbows and backs of her knees, lather on vaseline, and slide the sock tube things on her elbows and knees. I know it sounds crazy, but with the wet wraps, her allergy medicine, and nightly bath soaks (soap free), she has really gotten so much better, and the itching has greatly improved. The allergist decided to run some blood work to see if we can get an idea of what she is allergic too, pretty much the same thing they did with Corey. When the nurse took Kylie's blood, she watched her put the needle in! She didn't flinch, whine, or cry, and showed absolutely no fear at all. The nurse was amazed, and couldn't believe it. Kylie has pretty much always been like that. Even as an infant, she almost never cried when she got shots. She went through a phase around two years old where she freaked out at needles, but she got over it quickly. Kylie is such a fighter. I knew that the moment she was born! The doctors said that she would need help breathing, and that there might be all these things wrong with her, but she had other plans. She came out screaming, yelling, and kicking 6 weeks early! She amazes me constantly! On a completely different topic, we drove by FoodLion today on our way to the doctor's office. Corey got all excited and said, "Look John! It's Lion Food!" I thought it was funny! Love you all and thank you to God Almighty who has for now blessed us with one more.


Cindy said...

Kylie Pie! What a brave girl! Grandma can't even watch the needle go in. I pass out every time. Way to go!