ENT report

Hello friends, thank you so much for all of your prayers 🙂  Jack did great the other day at the ENT. He only cried once 🙂  The doctor was friendly and everything, but Jack is a little young and specialized for his practice (which I was expecting). He did give me a name and make a referral for me in Grand Rapids where we will be evaluated december 17th.  The surprise was that Jack does have fluid behind his eardrums.  So far it does not seem infected so we will hopefully be able to hold it at bay until his first surgery in May 2014.  We will go each month to check on it and have regular hearing tests to make sure everything is good there.  The Dr in Dallas (Dr. Fearon) has a Dr put tubes in almost every child’s ear when they are under anesthesia for their hand surgery so they don’t need another surgery just for their ears – so that would be ideal. However, we will just have to see how this winter goes.  Now I am feeling a little more sensitive about the common colds and wanting to protect my baby boy from infections until then. I am not sure how this will play out exactly. Praise God that one of his promises is that

“5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1


Ok!  I gotta go 🙂  today is one of the days where I seem to be able to accomplish is changing diapers and feeding children.  I had heard moms say before that that’s all they feel like they do… and I sympathized but didn’t know how that was really possible…. I know now that it is definitely possible 🙂  but I did want to send you an update.  

Maybe you know too – does fluid behind their eardrums hurt them?  It seems Jack has been slightly more needy than usual and not nursing quite as well… no fever – sleep is decent – not great… thanks! gtg!



Published by: shanninvanderark

A stay at home mom/Occupational Therapist who has two children, one recently diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, a new coffee roasting business, and a whole lotta stories to share on the journey

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  1. You’ve got one of the most important jobs ever…feeding and caring in all ways for your children, raising them up in the way of the Lord! So glad that Jack is doing sooo well and that the fluid isn’t bothering him…He seems to like to sleep in his careseat and swing alot, maybe that’s why?

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