Monday, April 25, 2011

Texas and tubes

Last Tuesday Shem was sent down to Texas for work. He needed to show some guys how to do processes the right way. It's the same thing he did when he went down there in January but this time was more effective and also a lot better and calmer. If you remember, in January everything seem to go wrong from the moment he stepped off the plane and went down hill very quickly from there. This last week everything went fairly smoothly. The overtime pay will be very nice from this trip as well. :)

William also got tubes in his ears today as well. Since the end of last year William has had fluid behind his ears that just wont go away and the past 3 months he gets maybe 15 days between each infection. The past few days he has been extra fussy and not sleeping well at all and then last night while getting him ready for bed I noticed infection smell on him. I knew it was back again and was so glad that he was getting tubes today. So this morning we got up bright and early, at 5, we had to be at the hospital by 6:15, and went to same day surgery. We got settled in and him in his little hospital gown and waited, and waited, and waited. Finally at around 8 am he finally went back into surgery. It only took about 15 minutes to do, when the doctor came out to tell me everything went well he said it was a good thing that we had it done because his ears were full of infection. Not even 5 minutes later they came out and got me to go back with my poor screaming and confused baby. Within 5 minutes of being back with him his ears started draining infection and some blood and it's been doing it off and on all day long. After a nice long nap when we got home, he has been acting 100 times better and it's so nice having a happier boy back. I'm so glad I listened to my mommy instincts and went ahead and got the tubes rather than listen to the doctor and wait 3 more weeks and see what happens, which we would have just been doing another appointment this week rather than the actually surgery.

So for you new moms or future moms out there, Momma instincts know best so LISTEN to them, even if you have a "medical professional" trying to tell you other wise. If my mom hadn't listened to hers one of my sisters would not be alive right now.

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