Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tiny Ears, Big Trouble

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 04:56 PM, CDT
Shame on me. It has been an entire month since I have journaled yet it feels like it was only last week. Alot has happened in the last month. At last posting Bri was running a low grade temperature and rubbing her ears. I've mentioned before since her ears are so tiny, her ear canals are even smaller and her pediatrican cannot see inside them. So we took her to an ear specialist who with his specialized tools could barely see inside. It was determined that she had another ear infection which calls for more antibiotics.
She also started music class on Wednesday mornings. The first two weeks she simply was overwhelmed. 15 children in one small room is alot to get used to. By week 3, she was doing better and actually smiled instead of having big "O" eyes!!!
Also, we had the pleasure of having my sister Judy and my mother, come and stay with Brianna and Ashley while Jerry and I took a mini-vacation. Yeah....imagine that. The first time away since Brianna's arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the beach for those 4 days while Brianna and Ashley enjoyed having Aunt Judy and Grandma here to spoil them rotten!
After our return we noticed Brianna rubbing her ears...again. You guessed it. ANOTHER ear infection and more antibiotics. Not sure where this path is going to lead although we have a good idea. The ear specialist told us he could put tubes in her ears, no, actually he didn't say he could put tubes in her ears, he said he could only TRY since her ears are so small. So...that is where we stand on that issue.
I can't tell you how excited I am about the upcoming holidays. Jerry and I were talking on the way home from church today about how last year this time it was, um, shall I say a bittersweet time of year. We were trying to enjoy the holidays yet in the back of our minds we only thought we would get to have one holiday with Brianna...and look where we are today. We get to have another season of holidays with our baby I have said before...God is so good. He's been good to our family.
Oh, photos. Four of them