Normal. Normal. Normal. That is what the ENT said yesterday at Mac's appointment! Ears normal. Fluid normal. Hearing normal. I don't know what I was expecting as an outcome from this appointment, but that was NOT it! So happy.
However, because Mac has had 4 ear infections in less than 6 months, the doctor is still "concerned." He basically said we have two options. 1. do tubes now. 2. wait a month or two to see if he has another infection. Um, I'll take what's behind door number 2, Ben!
So we are waiting. And if I never take him in to the doctor, he won't "have" another infection...just kidding...kind of... Part of me wonders if the chiropractor adjustments are maybe now just kicking in. Or part of me wonders if Mac really truly had that many infections and fluid because he is a screamer. And when he screams, he turns bright red...and so do all the membranes in his ear. Hmmm...I love our doctor and trust her completely, but I might question a little harder next time. Another part of me just hopes and prays that he outgrows it or it was a "fluke" this summer.
We shall see. It isn't life threatening either way, just a bump. But nobody wants their baby to have to have surgery for any reason, regardless how routine and low risk it is. Here Mac and I are snuggling before nap because he wasn't feeling well. Poor Baby.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.