Monday, July 20, 2009

Menu Monday-Week of 7/20/09

Sunday-Bob made "The Best Burgers" from this cookbook, tater tots. LOVE this cookbook!

Monday-Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and bread. I've been using ground turkey instead of beef and we are all enjoying it.

Tuesday-Chinese lemon chicken, steamed rice

Wednesday-Check back tomorrow

Thursday-Check back tomorrow

Friday-Check back tomorrow

Ear Infection Update

Kailee had her appointment with the ENT this afternoon. Our suspicion was correct-she is a great candidate for tubes. We are scheduled for next Thursday, 6/30.

One of our concerns is that we are scheduled to leave (driving, not flying) for vacation shortly thereafter. It was recommended that we have the procedure done before leaving due to the fact that she still has fluid (it's been over 1 week) on one ear and we don't want her infection to continue or for another one to develop while we are away.

She will not have to undergo general anesthesia which is a relief. The procedure itself only takes about 15 minutes and we will be home within an hour or two after that.

This procedure will *hopefully* provide much relief for our poor baby.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Another double ear infection

Poor Kailee has had 7 ear infections in the last 12 months. Her first diagnosis was last July and her most recent diagnosis was today. And the majority the infections have been in both ears. We can read the signs now but when she had her first few infections it was quite difficult to tell what was wrong. She doesn't run a high fever or pull on her ears like most children would. It pretty much starts with a runny nose, cough and it's all downhill from there.

She's been on a variety of different antibiotics. Several months ago we found out that she's allergic to penicillin based antibiotics. She broke out with these terrible red welts all over. I'm sure people had some strange thoughts when they saw her.

This coming Monday we will visit with an ENT and weigh our options. As much as we don't want her to have to have tubes put in, it may be the relief she needs to quit suffering from the recurrent infections. Anybody want to share their experiences?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Skip the Latte-$7 on the 7th

Help make a difference with $7 on the 7th! If you have not heard about Matt, Liz and Madeline's story, please visit the Liz Logelin Foundation website or Matt Logelin's blog.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Menu Monday-Week of 7/5/09

Here's the plan for this week. We'll see how it goes. I made some revisions to the last Menu Monday plan that I had posted.

Leftovers from Rudy's BBQ and Fazoli's and whatever else is in the fridge

Black bean quesadillas
Spanish rice

Salisbury steak-Mix 2 pounds of ground turkey (or ground beef) with one packet of onion soup mix. Cook in a skillet and pour in your favorite gravy into the pan after the meat has cooked through. Makes 8 small patties or 6 medium.
Mashed potatoes
Green beans

Frozen pizza

Salmon patties