Thursday, February 12, 2009

Grant's 1st "Procedure"

I only have a few minutes, but wanted to post real quick. After several ear infections over the past few months, one of which took 4 antibiotics to clear up, and another that ruptured his eardrum Grant's dr. decided it was time for tubes. I, honestly, had no idea how many he'd had because I feel like we're at the dr. all of the time anyway between the two kids. Tuesday was the day, and I was fretting about the separation anxiety that might take place at the surgery center. He's been really really attached to me lately, and has had multiple meltdowns at Mother's Day Out and at church, so I was afraid the hospital like setting may be disastrous. However, the wagon and the Buzz Lightyear that the Nurse Anesthetist gave him proved helpful. He also got to blow lots of bubbles in the holding area. I guess they are used to little kids. He woke up screaming saying he was hurting, which really shouldn't have been the case. Then, he threw up in the car on the way home and drifted off to sleep. We got home a little before 11 am and he slept until close to 2:30 and woke up a new kid. He was totally confused and thought it was a different day because he'd been asleep for so long. Hopefully, these will eliminate all of those trips to the doc.
I totally forgot to take my camera to document the experience, but did take a pic with my phone. Notice Buzz spinning in the picture!
Now I'm off to traffic court for the ticket I got for going 46 mph on New Year's Eve


  1. I bet he will feel so much better now! Glad it all went well!

  2. Oh I am so sorry that you all had to go through that. I am glad that he did so well. I hope that will end all of the ear infections.

    And 46 mph??? I hope that you get out of it.

  3. Bless his heart! I didn't know he was having all those problems with his ears! Carolina has had her 5th ear infection now - so we are heading to the ENT next week. I knew it was coming . . . Lawton had tubes, too. I hope this is the end to his ear infections!

  4. sorry about traffic court. i can definitely sympathize! grant looks so cute in the wagon--that's great that it was so kid-friendly there. hope it helps! poor little guy :)

  5. Ugh. I had lots of ear infections when I was little too and I remember that they were not fun!

    I hope this procedure has sorted it out for him!