Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cross It Off the List

Our knees were knockin'.
Our fingers were crossed.
And today we got two thumbs up on a perfectly good pair of ears.
Check.

It seems that allowing sufficient time to pass post-tube surgery and RSV fiasco, in addition to putting McKay through two courses of ear drops, was just the thing our little man needed to jump start his ears.

His ENT signed off on normal-range of hearing today and asked to see us in one year. Ahhh. One FULL year.

That's not to say we don't have our work cut out for us catching Mac up on the language delays he likely suffered from nearly five months of constant ear infections and fluid on his inner ear, but that seems sooooo much better than the alternative. I'm a truly lousy sign teacher.

So if I speak in a slowed, slightly louder than required tone and repeat myself several times when handing you an everyday object (i.e., a DRINK, you want a DRINK, yes, a DRINK), just smile and know that I must love you as audibly as I love my stop-worrying-because-my-ears-are-just-fine-mom Mr. McKay.

16 comments:

Kyle and Alli said...

Truly the best news I have heard all day. Tears even came to my eyes! I can't imagine the stress you must have been feeling not knowing what the future would hold for McKay's hearing. One year....GREAT NEWS!!!

Aimee Hardy said...

Such good news! Finally! McKay definitely deserved a break, and so do you :)

Jenny said...

Best news I have heard in a long time. You really deserve a break! Knowing those older boys of yours I think McKay will be jabbering circles around his friends in no time!

Marshelle said...

This is music to my ears Mindi! What a great thing to read just before going to bed...a great thought for my night. Congrats McKay!

Lisanne said...

Best news ever!

Camille said...

Yeah!! You are such an amazing mom. Love reading your blog.

Christina said...

Wonderful news! I am so thrilled for you guys.

Hugs & prayers,
Christina

wylie said...

WONDERFUL! I'm so glad to read the good news. My kids will be especially excited to hear about McKay's hearing!

michele.sobek said...

My eyes welled up when I read your post. Way to go McKay!!!!!!

Meredith said...

Yeeeeaaaa! I am so relieved for you I actually have goosebumps (or chicken pops if you prefer).

Kimberly said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!

The Simmons Family said...

I AM SO HAPPY!!!! What fantastic news!! McKay was just keeping you on your toes.. you never know with that little guy.

Sarah said...

Oh Mindi, I'm so glad to hear that. I've thought about you and McKay a lot since your last post. Everytime I sat to read a story to Braden or just had a quiet moment talking to him I got tears in my eyes thinking of the possibilities for you guys. I'm excited for nicer weather where we can get our kids together for some fun!

Kristi said...

Yea!!!! So so so happy for you! Yea for tubes!

Stefenie said...

I found your blog through Miracle Mason's and though I woudl say "hi". My son, Logan, was born in 2006 also with a soup of heart defects; D-TGA, DORV, VSD, Pulmonary Stenosis and a Right Aortic Arch. He has endured three open heart surgeries already and faces many more.

Saying many prayers for your little McKay!

Stef
www.whenlifehandsyouabrokenheart.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You know that Gratten has been taking sign classes all year. And really likes it. Let him know if you need help with anything. I'm sure he would love to spend some time with little Mac.

Love Les