Thursday, September 18, 2008

Caden, God bless your stinkin' ears off.

Seriously. I am TIIIIIRED of ear infections for this kid. He's got his 3rd set of ear tubes in...one has fallen out and the other is not functioning. So. After spending Monday - Wednesday out of school due to FUO (Fever of Unknown Origin - that's mine, you can't use it) I brought him to Urgent Care last night when I saw a HA-UGE pile of wax and junk in his left ear. Sure enough, red eardrum and tons of drainage. Antibiotics and ear drops, plus oral pain reliever. It's time for a call in to our ENT (Ear Nose Throat dr.) - I think tube set #4 is on the horizon. This time, we're getting the T-tubes. Those have to be removed surgically instead of being left to fall out on their own. Surgery/anesthesia is a big risk for Caden, but he cannot miss days upon days of Kindergarten because he's got ear infections. Sick of it. Can you tell? ;)

In other news. Today was his first day back in many days and I had the rare opportunity to be driving past his school as he was being dropped off. I decided to pull in to a parking spot and just watch. An associate from another classroom helped him out of his car seat and he trotted up toward the building where he got hug #1 from another associate (different classroom again, not his classroom). Hug #2 came from an associate from his preschool class last year, full out, down on her haunches hug for my little man. Then out came Charon, Caden's 1:1 aide. BIG HUG!!!!!!!!!!! It was so precious. And the best part is that they didn't know I was watching, so it was all the more special to see how he's treated when "no one's watching". I am so pleased! I also sent his prayer along with him to school today so they will start saying that with him now.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Isn't it just heartwarming when you see your RTSweetie being treated as you would when people don't know you're watching?!? Caden hasn't lost any hearing due to his infections has he? Poor kid! Austin has a ton of infections as well but grew out of it by 4 yrs.

Terri H-E said...

Drag about the ear infections. They are ruthless and relentless for the poor prince, it sounds like. But he's getting his lovin' in, isn't he? Charm - it works!

Kristi said...

That really warmed my heart to hear of Caden getting so many hugs and love. I bet that really made your day. Hope Caden feels better soon.

Kerri H said...

I feel for you..Logan has been struggling with ear infections also..if he gets one more..we will be looking into tubes also...he just got over his last one a few weeks ago..we're waiting for his ear drum to heal...sometimes I wonder how much this affects his speech..what's your take?