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Saturday, February 27, 2010

ENT Appointment

Well, it's been a while... sometimes I just get in blogger's rut or just don't have a lot to say! Madison has struggled with an ear infection for at least a month now. This is only her second one, but she just cannot seem to get rid of this one. We are on the last antiobiotic possible right now. It doesn't seem to be helping and Madison HATES to take it. She has to take 2 teaspoons three times a day! WOW! That's a lot of medicine. It tastes really bad, so I chose to have the pharmacist add a flavor in, which dilluted the medicine. That is why she has to take 2 teaspoons instead of 1 teaspoon three times a day. I have found that it is much easier to just add the medicine in with her bottle and she seems to drink it up just fine.

Our appointment with the ENT is schedule for this Tuesday afternoon. Gabe and I are both pretty sure she still has her earache because her balance is off and she's still rubbing her left ear. We're afraid the result is going to have to be tubes. I've had a very negative attitude towards tubes since the beginning...mainly because I know the hassel that is involved with having to put cotton balls or plugs in their ears to keep the water out, but mostly because I'm too scared to let her go through with the whole procedure. Several of my friends' babies have had to had tubes put in, but it's different when it's your baby. How do you hand her over to the doctor? It still tears me up to think about it, but I think Gabe and I are both to the point that we just want her to feel better. She's had this infection for way too long and we're ready for her to feel like herself again.

Other than that, we haven't been up to much lately. Gabe has continued training for the marathon and it's next weekend. We are going down to cheer him on! I know that he will do great, especially when he sees his biggest LITTLE cheerleader cheering him on!

Gabe has also stayed extremely busy with his online classes. He's working toward his doctorate in Physical Therapy and it is really consuming a lot of time. He will be finished a little after baby #2 is born and we are both SO READY!!!

It seems like life never slows down...

2 comments:

Kyleandmeg

Just want to encourage you..we know all about the "hand off". It's a tough part, for sure. But you can trust God with your child! Imagine having to trust a doctor to build your child a new lip and mouth? The pain is temporary but the joy from her feeling better and the lessons you'll learn from this will last. Plus, trust is practice for when they start school or driving! Ha! Love you girl. We'll be praying for you guys.

Crash Test Parents

I know you've heard it from everybody, but it's really not so bad. It's over quickly and they feel so much better, which makes it all worth it!

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