Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 1238 - Oct 20, 2011

Tuesday Kevin had another Botox treatment done at BAMC. It was a little bit rougher this time as Kev kept having spasms in his arm. The doc and I talked about whether it's because Kevin is no longer in occupational therapy and he says there's no way to know at this point, but that it could be it. We are going to see if it's any better or worse the next time and go from there.

So after we got home from the hospital Kevin and I were snipping at each other which is a sure sign that we need time apart. I decided to leave him with Johnnie and I went out with Breezy for dinner. We headed to a restaurant that should have only taken about 10 minutes to get to from where we met, but there was an accident and one of the major freeways in town was closed down completely. It was rush hour no less.

It ended up taking us an hour to get there and we then waited for our table, got seated, finally our drinks were put in front of us and I looked at Christian and he had blood all over the side of his face. It was coming out of his left ear at a pretty good drip. We hightailed it out of there and had to get across the city completely to her hospital and it took quite a while because all the traffic was still backed up. We even went on all these roads we had never even been on.

Anyway, when I looked in his ear at the restaurant I didn't see the tube he had just had put in (luckily), but I saw this blob of something that looked like fatty tissue. The doc at the ER said the same thing, but she didn't know what it was so she referred him to an ENT doc the next day and sent us home.

Breeze did take him to the ENT doc yesterday and he's not real sure either. They put him on an antibiotic thinking it might just be an infection and told her to wait a week and see if it stops bleeding when she puts the medicated drops in. I guess we'll know more in a few days.

In the meantime, here are some photos of my boys eating cupcakes:

Pretty messy, aren't they? LOL!


Anna from PA said...

You have the cutest grandson! Hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

I hope Christian is doing better with his ear really soon! That's too bad. :( Loved the cupcake pictures!!!!!
Have a nice weekend!
Kathy in IA

Long-time RN said...

Ugh, poor baby. Sure hope the ear clears up and the tube remains in place.

Great photos! Both guys look quite happy. =)

bearlythr said...

Two of my 5 kids had tubes, Zack included and they had a few episodes of "gunk n stuff" that came out of them. In the end, the result was worth it: trying to keep them clean and dry while bathing is another story.

Both of your men..the big and the little, are amazing.

As the resident Matriarch of that family, you have done great job Leslie.

Keep on keepin' on and God bless,