Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ear tubes

Max got ear tubes Monday. He had built up fluid that wasn't going away. We don't know how long it was there so we figured we better not wait much longer. It was decreasing his hearing by 40-50 decibels. They did the ABR (hearing test) while he was still under and his hearing is perfect now that the fluid is gone. Yeah!! He has seemed more mellow too. He used to be REALLY loud sometimes. Now he doesn't seem to need to yell as much. Although, I am still testing this theory as it has only been a few days. It may just be wishful thinking. :-)
I always hate having a child in surgery but he did great. I mean he was screaming when I got to the post surgery room but he calmed quickly with a bottle and mommy. He is NOT a fan of men in a doctor's office setting so I made sure it would be a woman caring for him all the way through. Before surgery, he let the girl do the vitals just fine but when the male anesthesiologist came in to just listen to his lungs, he threw a fit. Funny! Anyway, he is doing great now.
He is signing "More" now. It is SOOO cute. He signs "more" every time he wants more tickles. He says "OOOO" for "Choo Choo" and "Brrrrr" when he plays with a toy car. He is all boy! He loves balls, trucks, cars, trains and especially the school bus. He watches it everyday until it is out of sight. Yup, he's cute!

2 comments:

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

SHAWNIE, I HOPE MAX IS DOING WELL NOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HELP. HUGS~`JODY

Cutler's said...

So cute! I am so happy surgery went well and he is feeling better.