Saturday, September 4, 2010

He loves the Wii

Jonah's new favorite activity is to play the Wii. We have had it for several years but he hasn't paid much attention to it. A couple of weeks ago, I had a super sick day and could hardly move from my chair without getting sick. Dan pulled the Wii out before he headed back to work and Jonah played non-stop for 4 hours. That isn't what I would typically allow but on a day when I was so sick, it was nice to have. Since then, he asks to play all the time.

Sometimes we have to make Jonah sit in a chair when he plays because he gets so into the game that he falls down. He almost busted his head the last time he fell. So, depending on the game, the chair sometimes comes out.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Just overheard

Jonah: Daddy, stop are driving me CRAZY!!!

Dan: Jonah, where did you hear that?

Jonah: Mommy says it.

Dan: To you?

Jonah: No, to Max. He drives her crazy all the time!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ear Update

Jonah saw the ENT today for what we knew would end up being another set of tubes. We were quite surprised to discover that he will not be getting another set of tubes. His tubes were placed when he was just 9 months old. They should have been removed when he turned 3. They type of tube he has can cause damage if left in too long. Apparently, that is our problem. The chronic "ear infections" he has had are not due to his actual ear but from his ear rejecting that tube and causing site infection around the placement of the tube.

It should have been caught at his 3 year check up last September right after we moved here but was missed. So, all of the problems he has had have been less about the ear drum and more about the tube that should have been removed. The ENT said you could compare it to a staple that was left in after surgery. The body can only handle that intrusion so long and it begins to fight against it. Unfortunately, we have wasted an entire year, countless office visits, wasted antibiotics and unnecessary drops in his ears for a problem that was very simple.

The current plan is to finish this round of antibiotics in hopes of clearing up the site infection. He also was put back on the drops that Jennifer Russ had him on in Natchez. He will do the drops and oral meds for the next 10 days. We go back to the ENT to have the tube removed from one ear drum and removed from the canal of the other ear.
I let Jonah play games on my phone while I talked to the doctor. When I go to medical visits by myself, it is hard to hear everything the doctor says while entertaining Jonah at the same time. We had so many questions that we needed answers to so I was very grateful to have a distraction for him. He was very involved in his game and was basically unaware of our conversation. At one point, he looked at her and said "excuse me, could you tell my why my ear hurts so bad?" Sweet boy! I sure love him and his yucky ears!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Candy Land

During lunch today, Jonah complained the entire time that his belly was hurting. You could tell he was in pain. He kept saying "oh, it hurts bad!" Dan said "I'm thinking y'all won't be at church tonight." We got home and Jonah just seemed to feel progressively worse. By 4 p.m., I made the decision to keep him home. After feeding him dinner, we sat down on the floor to play Candy Land. We were having a great time when he informed me that "Daddy is the best fun to play games with!" Nice blow to my ego!!

So, as soon as Dan walked in the door, Jonah said "Yay, Daddy! Let's play Candy Land!" They were gracious enough to allow me to play with them. Typically, Jonah would be in bed by this time but I let him stay up about an hour late since he isn't going to school tomorrow. He has an appointment with the ENT then we have a baby shower at noon. I was going to have to get him from school an hour early tomorrow for the shower and the ENT only had morning appointments available for consults so I decided do go ahead and do this appointment on a day he would miss some of class anyway.

Anyway, back to Candy Land...

Dan and I ended up on the same spot several times. We always made our pieces hold hands. Yep, we are geeks!
In case you are wondering who won the game, I'll let the next two pictures speak for themselves! My oh my! And to think, I'm adding another boy into the mix in just 11 weeks! Wowzers!

He's a geek but I love him!

Dan had several meetings at church last Sunday with the first one starting immediately following the 2nd service. He knew he wouldn't have time to grab something for lunch since there is usually a line of people waiting to talk to him after each service. So, he got up Sunday morning and fixed his lunch. We don't use paper bags for lunches since Jonah has three cute lunch boxes. Dan saw the MSU lunchbox and decided to use it. He looked like a little boy when he walked into the bathroom to show me.

Way back WHENsday

Monday, August 30, 2010

Rough Day

I walked into Jonah's room this morning and as soon as the door opened, he said "Mommy, I think I need more drops and cotton in this ear." I found that rather odd because he always begs NOT to have drops. I helped him get dressed and we took the bottle of drops to Dan who quickly realized Jonah's eardrum had ruptured (AGAIN) overnight. Ugh!

Then, later this morning, Dan called to say that I might get a call from Jonah's school because he was having a hard morning. Apparently, his finger got caught in a door jam when another parent went through the door. Dan stayed with him 25-30 minutes just to be sure he was okay. He was super clingy when Dan left but his finger was fine after the ice.

This mommy worried about him all morning but I never got a call. I picked him up at the normal time but on the way to the car, I asked him how his day was. He looked at me with very serious eyes and said "Well, this has not been a good day to be a Jonah!"


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