Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sad Day

On Thursday night, Aaron woke up crying. We gave him some Motrin, calmed him down and put him back to sleep. He slept the rest of the night and woke up sweet and playful Friday. But that was SOP for an ear infection - one wake up (usually around 9 or 10) and then happy-go-lucky from there on out. And we should know. We've done this every 30 days since mid-August. It's like clock work.

So, we were off to the doctor Friday morning. Aaron (whose ears had been completely clear at a check up just four days earlier) had a double ear infection. A rather nasty one, at that. Dr. Everett very gently told me what he has been preparing me for over the last two months - if Aaron gets another infection in December we will be sent to the ENT to talk tubes.

I am so sad for Aaron and so upset that he has been plagued with these ear infections. Dr. Everett says some babies just get ear infections. It isn't anything we've done or haven't done. And tubes make me incredibly nervous though I keep being told that they shouldn't.

In any case, please continue to pray for Aaron's health. We are off to Ohio Monday with the doctor's blessing and a lot of meds. (I am glad the medicine is available to Aaron and helps him so much, but I am so upset that my Little One has had so many drugs already!)

On a happier note, the above pictures are of Aaron playing with his new Christmas Story Blocks from Kimmie. She ordered them from Lifeway and we were able to pick them up here in Tyler. Note: Aaron LOVES blocks. All blocks. And it's really fun when Daddy builds big towers with them and Aaron can crawl real fast across the floor and knock all the blocks over in one fell swoop! Big Fun!


Anonymous said...

Get well sweet boy!

Love, Kimmie

Anonymous said...

Things like ear infections, multiple meds, and lots of doctor visits can make you stronger. Look at both your brother and yourself--you both had plenty of these and both are very committed to maintaining a healthy, well-fit lifestyle. You have a healthy attitude shy away from meds (no dependencies),and are in great shape. Plus I think you have a compassion for others that have come from you having gone through a lot. And just because your surgeries had complications DOES NOT mean Aaron's will. He's got plenty of other genes inside him, so he's not going to be a Shirley, Beth, and Sara clone when it comes to meds and surgeries! Think more "little roy"---big (in a good way), strong, and robust just like Big Roy!
In a little over 24 hours I will be seeing you all in person and actully getting to touch the little guy! Oh Happy Day!

Love--OH mom/gma

Spicy Magnolia said...

I'm so glad you were able to go to the doctor to get him some meds though before your trip! We're headed there tomorrow, just in case it's something a little more than a cold. Thinking of you in your travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

He is so cute and smiley! I hope that he is feeling better!