Today started off with me REALLY sad for a variety of reasons. I don't get that way often, I'm usually a fairly positive person, but gee whiz what a pity party there was in my home this morning! My great aunt Sally was probably rejoicing in heaven knowing her genetic pool passed on the ability to cry "a good cry" and use a substantial bit of kleenex.
After the tears were wiped away, we headed out for our first appointment which was at the ENT. Let me help you understand some of my "feelings" lately by sharing that I forgot some of Liam's "needed medical care".... you know when the dr tells you, follow up with us in a year.... or.... he will need that ear tube out in two years. Well. When you are the healthy twin..... your mom forgets your medical needs a wee bit. (And she is pretty sure she overmedicated you thinking you were the unmedicated other twin a few times, but that story is for a different day). A few years past the needed appt to 'take out' his remaining ear tube, our pediatrician saw it at a well child visit recently. Totally lose. Not helping him hear. But she couldn't take it out. So off we went to the ENT today with all my mommy guilt of forgetting about this need waded up inside me. Liam was very calm and such a great listener that the dr had a great peak in his ear and after deciding he wasn't going to be able to pluck it out.... wala! The dr succeeded with great thanks to his patient and we now have no ear tubes in Liam. And I'm writing it here so I don't forget, ha ha. I am so blessed with an obedient child, great local medical care, and forgivess. Children are such blessings.