Monday, February 20, 2006

Quick Update

Well, we got up early this morning and got the house cleaned up for the caseworker's visit....then she didn't even show up!! Somehow I had a feeling that would happen. She was supposed to be here at 1pm...she called at exactly 1pm to say she wasn't going to make it...she didn't want to get out on the roads, which weren't bad, just nasty looking. She's supposed to come out tomorrow instead.

Speaking of the caseworker...We want to get our taxes filed and done. We need the baby's social security number, so we called her to find out what it was. Get this: SHE DOESN'T HAVE ONE!! Why? Because nobody from DHS ever went and got her one!!! This really irritates us. Meghan is 10 months old and this should have had one a long time ago. This should have been done while she was still in the hospital for that 3 weeks after she was born. Caseworker says she won't be able to do it until the 28th, which I think is crap...it should be made a priority since it's something that should have been done ages ago. We were waiting to get MrKB's W2s from his old company, and now we have them...so now we are just waiting for a SS# for the baby. Sheesh! This is also probably why her Medicaid doesn't have the right last name. It's got her bio-mom's last name, not the last name that all her other brothers and sisters have, and that the hospital told us was on her birth certificate, which is the same as ours!

Anyway...

Read your comment on the last post, Jenn, and I'm a step ahead of you. Meghan was still getting a fever up to 102 today, so we called the doctor to see if she could get her in to see her this afternoon. As a matter of fact, MrKB had the phone in his hand and was looking up the doctor's number when the caseworker called. Got her an appointment at 2:30, so off we went. Turns out that Meghan has a bit of an upper respiratory infection, and also a slight ear infection. Poor baby! No wonder she hasn't been feeling well! Doctor said that Destiny had probably had a rotavirus this week, that caused the diarrhea and fever that she had, (but Des' fever only lasted a couple of days)...then Meghan got the rotavirus first and then probably the respiratory infection which in turn caused the ear infection. That's why her fever got up so high. She got a prescription for Amoxicillin...you know, that bubble gum tasting medicine we all remember having as kids. LOL... Just hoping she doesn't end up having an allergy to penicillin. She's never had any medication like that before, so we just don't know. Have to keep an eye on her for a few doses and make sure she doesn't have a reaction.

After the doctor visit, we went to grab something to eat, then get some groceries, then we had to drop off her prescription to be filled. When we got home at around 5:30, Meghan went to sleep and has been asleep since...it's now 10pm! That trip out and about just wore her plumb out. The day's wore me out too...I went to take a little nap around 6:30 after I got back from picking her medicine up and MrKB woke me up at just before 9:30! I could probably go back to sleep and stay asleep until morning.

Hopefully now Meghan will be back to her old self soon!

11 comments:

BTExpress said...

She'll be fine and you know it. Mom's know everything.

Osbasso said...

I've never had kids, so I can't imagine what that must be like....

Also--the squeaky wheel, etc., etc. YOU'RE UP!

MamaKBear said...

LOL Thanks Os!! Now I feel like a real HNTer!! :)

Wenchy said...

I hope she is all betta today.

Chris said...

Poor sweete baby. Hope she is feeling better soon honey.

The Real Kidd said...

Poor little baby. I hope she is feeling better soon. Sounds like she may already feel better sleeping like that. Rest is good when they don't feel good. At least that is what my hubby says. ((hug))

Kimberly said...

I hope she feels better soon. Don't you just wish you could take all their pain away?

SignGurl said...

You know, in my other life I was going to be a doctor, lol. I'm glad she's on the mend.

I'm also glad that you are getting some relief with sleep finally.

Top cat said...

hope everyone feels better soon and you get a nice long nap.
tc

Tommy Gunn said...

Lovin you MamaKBear. Good luck to you. Praying for you.
TG

Midwestern City Boy said...

Hopefully, your girl has turned the corner and is feeling better.

So far as her SSN goes, that's one of the reasons I don't plan on filing my taxes until April 15th. I don't like being at the mercy of other people. I make sure that I'm not going to be getting money back so there's no rush.