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Slideshow of Joe’s First Day of School

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Tubes Tomorrow

Well, Tomorrow is the big day. We go in for tubes in Joe’s ears. We get to the surgery center at 9 a.m.; mind you it’s not a “real hospital” as Joe would say. His procedure is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. So, this should be a breeze compared to many other procedures Joe’s had done. Pop-pop and Nana are coming for a sleep over party tonight and will watch Chet while Brian and I take Joe. Granny will come “releive” them sometime before we get home. Honestly, I’m more worried about how Chet will do…he’s a mama’s boy for sure.

In other news, Joe’s speech pathologist is leaving his rehabilitation center, and I just found out that he’s getting a new Occupational Therapist next week too. For a boy who does notlike change, next week will be a biggie. Joe starts preschool just one hour Monday and Wednesday morning of next week. We’ll let you all know how it goes tomorrow.

For those of you checking in on us, will you please keep Brian’s cousin Scott in your prayers. Today, he’s having a procedure to check on the status of his bladder cancer. Scott is young (34 I think) and will begin chemo soon. Keep Scott, Jole (his wife) and Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Larry in your prayers and thoughts.

Much love,
Kristi

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TUBES

Well,
We’ll be getting tubes replaced on August 22nd. Joe and Chet did amazingly well at the ENTs office. Joe has fluid in both ears but no infection. He had his hearing checked and there is some loss due to the fluid. But, when the audiologist put the microphone on the bone, she saw that there is no permanant damage. He was such a big boy and got the big kid test. They were able to see such a difference from a few months ago when he had his hearing tested and now that we decided tubes were our best option. The poor booger can’t hear a thing. They said it’s like walking around with your fingers stuck very far into your ears. Joe knows that he’s going to get tubes. He told the doctor, “no, it’s okay. I can hear fine.” But, after I explained that we weren’t going to get them THAT DAY, he was better.

We had a wonderful visit with my grandparents although we have no pictures to prove it. I forgot my camera. It was a lot of fun to watch the boys bond with Teda and Stocky.

Have a great day!

K & Co.

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ENT Tomorrow

We have an ENT appt tomorrow as a follow up to the ear infections. I won’t be surprised if Joe-Joe has fluid in his ears despite the nasal spray we’ve been using. He’s got the eye goop again. Last three times I took him to the ped because I was scared he had pink eye and he just had ear infections. So, I’d be surprised if we don’t make an appt to have tubes put back in…I’ll post on Monday. Hopefuly I’ll have some great pictures of the boys with Teda and Stocky (my grandparents.) Have a wonderful weekend! Much Love, K & co.