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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tubes...

We're home. This morning this smiley boy had a bright and early appt. (7 am) in Tempe. He and I left the house at 4, arrived at 6, taken from mom at 6:58 and was back in moms arms by 7:10 and back home at 10. Thank goodness this surgery was a lot quicker and easier on the both of us. Brayden has had 5 ear infections in the past 12 weeks. His last ear infection the doctor decided that since the oral antibiotics were not working we got to do shots. For 3 days in a row I had to take him to the pediatrician for a shot in each leg. At that time we were given a referral to a ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat specialist). Unfortunatley no one local takes his insurace hince the trip to Tempe. We were seen by Dr. Chuang last week and I was very surprised to hear he had an opening this week for tubes. I jumped on it not wanting to go through another round of shots when ear infection #6 decided to rear it's ugly head. For a week now I have been biting my nails awaiting for the awnery, sick, high fevered ear infected baby to return. He didn't. Last night I was complaing to Kory how I didn't want to go through another surgery again. It hasn't been long enough for the last surgery memories to fade yet. "This is the longest he's gone without an infection (in the past 12 weeks). Maybe we're done with this. Maybe we should wait and see if he gets another infection? I don't want to go through another surgery. I don't want to go. He's not sick right now. He's happy." All things I mentioned yesterday trying to talk myself into cancelling his appt.

So this morning after the tubes had been placed the Doctor was telling me how everything went, I was told Brayden had very sick little ears. BOTH ears were infected and drained a nasty thick elmers glue fluid. Gross! I'm still surprised he had another double ear infection as we haven't had any of the regular signs. I'm so glad I followed through and didn't cancel his appt. I hope these tubes really help this little guy. Hopefully we won't have another infection for a long while. He's acting a little clingy this afternoon but otherwise is acting normal. He's been crawling after his big sister's to let him play with them. This surgery was much more smoother then the last. Yeah!!!!

6 comments:

Jessica said...

YEA! I am so glad to hear that this surgery went much smoother! You guys have been through so much, poor little guy. I hope this will finally help him feel better!

Natty said...

oh, Tina! Poor little guy, poor Mom. I am glad that everything went well.

Sara said...

Now you can get some rest! Kids with ear infections=no sleep for mommy. Glad he's feeling okay. Godo luck with everything!

Lisa said...

Glad that it went well!

Lisa said...

Glad that it went well!

Camille said...

Holy Moly- he is getting so big. He looks way different and so much older. We saw him in AZ for his blessing and then for 10 minutes in Hurricane back in Nov.! How sad! he'll be one before we see him again!