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April 1st, 2004, 12:47 AM
This is only Wednesday and already this week has been a doozy! Laynie has recently become allergic to Cipro, the only antibiotic she is not allergic to. Since October, she has had fluid retention in one lung, or a light case of pneumonia, five or six times. Last week I took her to an infectuous disease specialist who is testing her immune system and trying to figure out a way to treat her if she should need antibiotics anytime soon. This week, Laynie has had severe headaches, dizziness and nausea. Yesterday a CT scan revealed that she has a sinus infection in both Maxillary sinuses. Now our pediatrician, allergist, and infectuous disease specealist are trying to figure out a way to treat her.(Soon is HERE) Today they mentioned desensitization of penicillan, but then Laynie would have to take a daily dose from now on. All three of my kids are sooooo weird. They blink and one of them has a reaction!( Well, OK, I did have a slight anaphylactic reaction to a medication myself today)(yes, I was a much bigger baby than any one of them has ever been!)

Do anyone elses kids have weird and strange allergies to multiple antibiotics like mine, or is it because they are spawns of Steve?

Love, the Hive , I mean Holland Family

April 1st, 2004, 02:03 AM
Poor Laynie!!! Poor you! I just sent you an email, before reading your post here. I was worried that the headaches were do to a shunt malfunction, at least its not that! I'm so sorry she is having such a bad sinus infection though :sick: yuk those are the worst. I'm thinking maybe Sharon C will have some info for you- I know that Andrew has severe problems with his immune system. Maybe she has a "been there done that" piece of advice?
All I can tell you about our experience with Ty is:
Ty is alergic to amoxicillin- and we have tried three different antibiotics to fight his ear infections in the past which none of them worked! (Keflex, Cipro, and one other, I forgot the name) finnally we found that Ceclor worked! Thats weird because I hear it is more mild than the others he has tried and failed. So for several ear infections the Ceclor worked great- last time no such luck :cry: So we tried Septra- which (fingers crossed) seemed to do the trick.

Take care of that little pumpkin- I will pray the doctors figure out the perfect antibiotic for her, and that she heals quickly.

The Rea Family
April 1st, 2004, 08:44 AM
I hope Laynie feels better soon.

April 1st, 2004, 10:04 AM
I'm sorry Laynie is having such a rough time right now. :cry: As for antibiotics, Kaity never really had allergic reactions to any of them, but unfortunately they all seemed to stop working for us! We always have to go with the expensive stuff just to clear up simple ear infections!

Again, I'm sorry Laynie is having such a horrible week. I will keep your 'hive' (you are so funny :D ) in my prayers!


Sharon Cochenour
April 1st, 2004, 05:08 PM
I am sorry to hear that Laynie is having such a rough time. :sick: My son Andrew's CT scan also revealed a sinus infection in both maxiallry spaces. He is only allergic to Cephalosporins, so we try other antibodics. The problem is that he is resistant to almost everything and is not effective. We have been treating him for about 6 weeks and can not get it to clear. They have even increased his IVIG infusions because of his immunosuppression which has nothing to do with the Hunters.
Our drugs of choice for this week is Biaxin and Augmentin antibodics, with flonase nose spray to help reduce some of the inflammation and swelling. I also give him Albuterol nebulizer treatments, not for wheezing, but to try to open up his passages so he can breath a little better. We see our pediatrician, pulmonary and immunologist, and next week ENT who basically wants to go up through his nose and clear everything out.
Wish I could help more. Will let you know what ENT thinks next week.

April 1st, 2004, 11:35 PM
Hi Amy~ Allison is also allergic to Cephalosporins, and so far the only thing that has worked for any of her infections is Augmentin.
Augmentin is SO rough on her tummy! It does NOT help with her potty training :roll: I hope Laynie is feeling better soon! Sorry to hear tha you had a reaction today!

April 2nd, 2004, 01:43 AM
William is allergic to just about everything also. He responds well with Biaxin and Bactrim. He also can take Erythromycin but it doesn't work very fast. He also had Cipro ear drops once and they worked very well.

The Bactrim works well on most of his sinus infections but his Doctors seem to favor Biaxin.

A Doctor that specialized in Cystic Fibrosis kids that stopped into our genetisist's office one visit also mentioned that drinking plenty of fluids helps thin the secretions so they pass on instead of clogging.

We haven't tried Flonase yet. I used it once when it was in it's experimental stage for allergies. The squirt and inhale was tough for me to master, I wonder how kids like William would use it effectively?


April 2nd, 2004, 08:35 AM
Augmentin is SO rough on her tummy!
Kaity never could take it either! Belly cramps, belly cramps... :frown: