Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bye-Bye Adenoids; Welcome Back Tubes

We've been fighting fluid on Wade's ears again for over a month. He was on antibiotic in October, but at his November appointment the fluid was back (or had never left).

So he had surgery today to have his adenoids taken out and the third set of tubes put in.

In spite of being on antibiotic, his right ear was still very full of fluid, which appeared to have been sitting there for some time. The tube was also out of his left ear, but a perforation remains which is larger than the hole for the tube would be. So the doctor didn't replace the tube in the left ear, but treated the hole to encourage healing. We will have to watch that ear more carefully now because of increased risk of infection.

His adenoids were very large, so it was a good thing to have them taken out as well.

And in order to make sure I worried properly before surgery, Wade managed to have an allergic reaction yesterday to the antibiotic he was taking. Big, lumpy, itchy, red hives which were still itchy, lumpy, and red this morning.

But now we're home and doing fine, thanks to God, the prayers of friends, and a terrific doctor.

And Wade is joyfully singing.

Did you know that songs with no tunes can be utterly beautiful?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's a Guy's World

Superman flies across a gaping chasm!

"This," he said, "is an escalator running backwards."

What do I smell??

How do mother's hold babies? Like this?

Or like this?

A bag of cheap flour, a sifter, and a happy boy

A boy, a pocket knife, a stick, and an admirer.

Aw, Mom, can't he come in?

A boy and a barber.

An all-guy camping trip! What could be better?

Snuggling in a favorite blanket (thanks, Grandma!).

That's all, that's it, good night!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

When Did This Happen?

I kissed him as usual and said, "Good night, little boy!"

But he spread his arms wide and said proudly, "I beeg, beeg boy!"

And as you can see.......he is.

Yes, that's a gun and it's going, "Pow, pow!" The real measure of a "beeg" boy.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

All in a Day's Work

Children's Hospital Boston has a new resource specialist who was made for the job.

Read the story here.