Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WAY TOO LONG!

okay... it's been way too long since I updated this blog! Honestly, i'm not very creative and i'm sooo behind that as of right now, i don't think that I can remember everything... so i will do my best as just start out as of 2 weeks ago...
Friday, 22nd of October, Hunter has his ear tubes removed. We had to be at the Surgical Clinic at 6:45 that morning. Ryan's mom took care of Jacob for us while we were there with Hunter.
We had to change hunter's clothes into a gown and slippers. he was so cute but didn't know what to think about the slippers. :)
About 20 minutes later, the doctor came and talked to us, and said that it would be a quick surgery. Because the eartubes didn't fall out on their own, they had to go in and put a patch over the hole. Hunter was sitting on my lap, and then the nurse said" okay, let's go hunter", and he wouldn't let go of me and started to have heavy melt down! Finally, the nurse took him away and he was reaching out to me crying and saying "mommy, mommy"! It broke my heart that he had to go through surgery again, but I knew that it would be better in the long run..
Ryan and I waited about 20 minutes and the nurse called us in to the recovery room, and he was sound asleep. The nurse keeped saying that he would wake up being really wrestless and be really mad, but when he woke up, he proved us all wrong. He woke up slowly, and I took him and cuddled with him, and it took him 10 minutes to come out of it. I was so proud of him. Now, he is doing really well. He hears even better than he did when he had his tubes in.

Tuesday: We took him to check his hearing again cause he failed it the first time, but he pasted his hearing test at the school lab that day.

Wednesday: he had his follow up with the ENT doctor, and the patches looked good! They are going to test his hearing and look at his ears again in February. The doctor told us that Hunter had lost 20% of his hearing, and him being behind on his speech was the main reason why he was not talking much. he also said within 6 months, he should be caught up! I am just hoping that he doesn't get any more ear infections!

Thursday: not much happened.

Friday: same.

Saturday: Halloween- My mother in laws' ward had their Trunk or Treat at 4 p.m. and was raining and then 20 minutes later the rain stopped and the sun came out. I took jacob around alone cause Hunter was really overwhelmed with so many people that he just sat in the car with his grandma. After 30 minutes of walking around and getting candy, we decided to go to my brother in laws house and go trick or treat around their neighborhood. Well, when we got there and settled, it poured and hailed!!! It was crazy~

So then we just went to ryan's grandmas' house and she gave the kids treats and then we went home and put the kids to bed.

Just 2 days ago: (tuesday) I had the oppurtunity to meet with Hunter's teacher, physical and occuapational theropists and speech theropist and they all report that Hunter is doing really well and that he has improved a TON!!!

that's it for now. I wish that I could take naps, but Jacob fights it most of the time and doesn't take naps, therefore, I can't take naps.
Well.. i hope that I made sence! I will post some pictures soon.

3 comments:

masonmadness said...

It has been way too long! Now that I don't do facebook anymore, I feel like I have been really out of touch with things. It sounds like you are doing good. I'm happy that Hunter is doing so much better. That is great about his hearing and speech. TTYL.

Stephanie said...

I hope all goes well with Hunter's Ears. ear infections are no fun! I'm glad to see you did a post! Get some sleep when you can!!!

Leslie said...

Thanks, Sharida! Time has flown by. Your kids are so big and so cute. That must have been so hard to let Hunter go with the nurse. I've only seen Emma in a tiny hospital gown once (she choked and went to the ER, but everything turned out fine) and it broke my heart. How exciting that Hunter is making such great progress!