Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Where to Begin

There are just so many things rolling around in my head that I've wanted to blog about, it's hard to know where to begin!

Yesterday we visited the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for Micah.  This Dr. was pretty much our last stop, after already visiting an Audiologist and Allergist.  We wanted to find out if there might be anything else causing his incessant runny nose that has not stopped for the past 4 months.  We also wanted to see if there might still be any fluid in his ears.  We didn't want to tell Micah we were going to yet another Dr.'s appt., so at lunch we got him ready and just said "We're going to meet a nice man." Well, he's smarter than that and immediately started saying "I don't want to meet a nice man!" When we got into the Dr.'s office (which had a play area even), he started loudly saying "I want to go home, mommy!" But thankfully we were only there about 30 minutes from start to finish, and it was the most enlightening Dr.'s visit yet.  The doctor took one look and said "Oh yes, I see fluid in both ears right away, especially on the right side." He also took one look at his x-rays and said "Wow, those are big adenoids!" and "Those tonsils are large!"  In the end, he recommended that Micah have both his adenoids removed and tubes put in both ears.  He said we most likely will immediately see the runny nose stop and he will get sick less often.

While the surgery is still to be scheduled and will be at least 4-6 weeks away, I already tear up at the thought of him going under and having an IV in his arm and a breathing tube in his nose. I know tons of parents that have gone through this, but it doesn't really  make it easier.  We cannot  be in the room with him and just know he will be so scared.  I still remember my surgery (having my tonsils out and tubes put in) when I was about 5.  But we'll just pray that he does great.

Jaden, on the other hand, is sporting a double ear infection this week but has no fever or anything, so I'm waiting this one out.  The ENT said he would probably recommend doing that, so I'm fine with it.  But he has definitely stepped up his tantrums lately and now says "NO!" and lays on the floor when he doesn't want to do something.  I can't believe how strong he is, too!  Time to start disciplining :(  He has been making us laugh lately by shouting "Wake Up Jeff!" which is a phrase from the Wiggles (from him it sounds more like "Day Duh Def!!!!")  Tonight we went to a kids puppet show at the mall, and the puppet fell asleep and Jaden shouted "Day Duh Def!!" three times. It was SO funny.  

Other things I've been wanting to write about?  Today we found out that a former church member and youth leader of ours passed away... very, very sad.  Please pray for her daughter who is now without both parents and is in college.

School started this week again... It's hard getting back into the routine.  I always get sad when the holidays are over because there is always something so fun to look forward to from October-January.  I don't know... Martin Luther King, Jr. day is GREAT, don't get me wrong, but no major parties planned, you know?!

Here is a picture from this week; I have been trying to upload more but it's not working so I'll try again later...


  1. So sorry you are going to have to go through that with Micah, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end. My 11yr old nephew has been through those surgeries about 8 times since he was a baby! But it's always still tough for my sister in law.

  2. Jaimie, I'll be praying for you and Micah. It is awesome that there is a possible solution to all of this sickness stuff for Micah, but I know it doesn't make the process any easier.

  3. I'm praying that he really is healthier in the end. Your picture looks like it's fall there :)

  4. aww that picture is adorable!
    I want to know what camera you use!? :)
    I'm so sorry Micah has to go through all that :( I can't imagine Cayden (my 3 yr old) going through it! Ahh... My Sister's son had a different kind of surgery when he was around this age, I remember how sad and stressed she got at times. :( I will be praying for him and you too!
    Everything will be fine :) :)

  5. I'll be praying for you! I can imagine how scary that is for you, I hope it brings you some resolution.

    I love the picture! You are so talented!!