Geo went back to daycare today. When I arrived to pick him up, he was in the kiddy pool splashing all around. We arrived home and he went out to run under the sprinkler with his sister. He seems to really be more like himself today! We have come a really long way since Wednesday, May 15th! He reported this morning that he is hearing “really, really better”!!!!!! We are so pleased to hear that! Now, if he can heal up nicely and keep that inner ear intact, we’ll be good!
I have kept my family and friends up to date on Facebook. Here are the informal updates starting with the most recent and working backwards:
Mary 19th: He is doing okay. Seems to be taking longer to heal this second time around. For the first time today, he brushed his own teeth…up until today, we’ve had to do it, very carefully, for him….opening his mouth was too painful. Tonight, he ate his gluten-free pretzels with hummus…first hard chewing he’s done since surgery…so we are on the mend, for sure! Tomorrow is his first day back to daycare.
Please keep all those healing thoughts-a-coming! If he can get through the next couple months with his inner ear still intact from this surgery, then we are golden!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!
May 17th: Geo slept through the night! He looks great today! First thing out of his mouth today was about playing games on the iPad…not about aches or pains…we’ll take it!
Keep those healing thoughts-a-comin’! We have to get through the next month or two with that middle ear still attached!
May 15th (Night of surgery): Geo just went to bed for the night…he will feel so much better in the morning, for sure. I’m hoping he falls asleep and doesn’t wake up til morning…we couldn’t give him meds again yet, and he fought the nurses on taking them the first time ’round so we will see what happens. He has never liked taking medicine…we had to bribe him in the hospital b/c he spit it all out the first time. He got 2 coloring books, 5 cars and a new robot app out of the deal.
May 15th (After my talk with the surgeon): Success!!!!!!! Geo’s surgery went great! 70% chance his middle ear will stay connected and that all will heal well! So for the next 2 months, he should be a little less ‘crazy’ in order to up the odds. Hearing should improve over the next weeks!
I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone out there who has been thinking of Geo! We really, really appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. We are so grateful!!!!