Friday, January 18, 2008

WE ARE STILL ALIVE

And the ear tubes went well. Thanks for the emails. I've been meaning to update, but wanted to add the baby-in-a-johnny pictures, and THAT requires getting them off the camera, and THAT requires that our camera, computer, and I all be in the same room at the same time, and my life is a scavenger hunt MOST DAYS, so I couldn't FIND the camera, and well. I think you can see how things operate around here.

Yes, the ear tubes went well. We had to wait around FOREVER, but they gave us a wagon to keep the girl happy, and she charmed everyone. She has this way of sucking people into her world- it's strange for me to watch because that kind of thing has never come naturally for ME.

She flipped the flip out when she woke up, but doesn't everyone? (I feel all weepy and out of it when I wake up, and I refuse to believe this is abnormal and that I'm a freak.) Her freak out was less heartbreaking because she was so out of it- like it wasn't even her that was so unhappy. As soon as they let us leave, she zonked out in her car seat and woke much calmer.

Also, her doctor said she had tons of thick fluid behind BOTH eardrums, and that she was most likely in significant pain even when she DIDN'T have an infection. Also, that her hearing was most definitely compromised. This explains why her words for things are so... greek sounding.

David wants to know- do we get our money back if she doesn't start sleeping all night?

9 comments:

d e v a n said...

So glad it went well! I bet she's going to feel much better now, poor thing!

Feener said...

so glad all is well. gosh, poor thing in pain all that time and dr's just keep pumping stuff in her. makes me realize that being aggresive aobut my children's health is so imporant.

Shelly Overlook said...

Woo hoo for ear success!!! I'm glad you weren't all traumatized by the event. Poor baby in pain all this time. I bet she makes remarkable progress and will be sleeping til 7 am before you know it (she says with fingers crossed).

Swistle said...

I'm so happy it went well!

Black Sheeped said...

Oh man, I bet she already feels TONS better! I'm so glad the fluid is gone, gone, and that she'll be able to hear better and feel better. Hooray!

Erin said...

Yay. Happy to know she's okay and it sounds like it was worthwhile to put her through that procedure, getting all the gookies out from behind the eardrum. I reeeeally hope the sleeping at night stuff follows suit. I am pulling for you BIG time. I feel way more invested in your sleep solutions than I reasonably should. Just when you feel all sympathetic and all, it's hard to NOT feel invested.

Tessie said...

Yay! I had a sinus infection recently and just about removed my own head with a steak knife, so I can't imagine what it's like for the poor babies to be in pain like that ALL THE TIME. No wonder they're so crabby.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Yay! I'm so glad to hear it went well.

desperate housewife said...

I am so happy to hear that the procedure was a success. And that it has hopefully solved the problem! Poor Marin.