Colin had surgery to have his ear tubes removed today. He had them put in a little over two years ago. Many kids’ tubes would have just come out on their own by now, but of course Colin’s stayed put. Several weeks ago he had blood coming out of his left ear, and we found out that one of the tubes was starting to move. The doctor thought it might come out on its own, but he had a check up last week and it had not. Wax was also building up around it, so he thought it best to remove it.
After surgery the doctor told us today that the left one is fine now, but that the hole in the right eardrum is on the “larger side” or what he “likes to see,” so he was glad that we made the decision to remove both. We see him again in four weeks, hoping that the right one heals on its own and doesn’t have to be re-patched.
I was a little nervous about Colin having anesthesia. He’s had it twice before and he was pretty grumpy coming out of it and for the rest of the day after. He was great today though. He charmed all of the nurses and rode a wagon into the OR with no problem. He came out a snuggled with me until they released us. He took a nap with us when he came home and then a four hour nap in the afternoon.
Zoe has been fine since Sunday after her trip to the ER. We went to the pediatrician yesterday, and she thinks we should just wait and see rather than doing further testing right now. She said she does not think it was a seizure because she was not still seizing when Christian turned around. She said it would be different if Christian had not been close to her and found her immediately. She did say that it would be really good to have some family history in a situation like this (wasn’t I just saying that!?).
I’ve noticed that Zoe has seemed a little clumsy the past few days, so maybe she did fall. It’s a little concerning that she suddenly seems extra clumsy though, but I guess we just have to watch and wait.