I've blogged about it before, but in case your just popping in, Asher, our sweet little sixteen month old has been battling ear infections since last spring. He's had ear infection after ear infection, with little relief in between new rounds of antibiotics. Every time I would take him in for a recheck, his ears were either still infected, or there was still fluid still present.
Last week, Dr. Schilling, our family physician, said enough was enough. Dr. Schilling referred us to Gundersen Lutheran's ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr. Redmann. Dr. Redmann is based out of La Crosse, but travels to Decorah and West Union. Dr. Redmann was so helpful and answered the many questions I had. He put my mind at ease. It was time for tubes.
So today, on Halloween, it was time.
Asher was only out of my sight for about 25 minutes. They warned me when he returned that he could be a little agitated and may even push me away. Not because of pain or anger towards me, but because that was a common side effect of the anesthsia. I was catching up on the today show when I heard Asher coming down the hall. Just as any Mother would recognize the cry of their child, I knew that cry. I was relived. Asher was back in my arms, but he was mad. Yes, he was very upset and in fact, cried for the next 30 minutes we spent being monitored. Well, there was a three minute break when he downed a sippy of milk, but other than that, he was mad. He wanted out of there and wanted nothing to do with those nurses anymore.
On the ride home, Asher fell asleep and then got sick to his stomach. He fell back asleep and woke when I pulled in the garage and began to clean him up. He woke up happier than ever and signed milk and eat repetitively. After some eating and playing, more eating and more playing, my sweet little baby boy is back asleep.