Wednesday, April 14, 2010

180 degrees (Ode to ear tubes)


I'M BAAA---ACCCKKK!!!

Cameran is like a different child since getting tubes in her ears.  There is more eye contact, more awareness, more coordination and balance, and just an overall increase in happiness.  But most of all there are more.......
SMILES!!!
I am almost ashamed to post these because the quality is rotten.  They were taken by Ryan's iPhone camera.  You still have to be Mach 3 stealth if you want to capture smiles on camera, so for now I will take what I can get...

MOMMY STOP TICKLING ME!
Lady, you're crazy.
But I like it when you say "AhBOO!!"
It is really funny.
Especially now that I can hear!

Cameran got her tubes on March 31st, a Wednesday.  It is officially two weeks since she has had them.  They are amazing.  In just two weeks she has probably doubled the amount of personal interactions she has with others. 

The day she had the tubes placed in her ears was a work day for both Ryan and me.  We got up super early to go to Holy Spirit Hospital, since that is where Dr. Shapiro is based.  We probably waited longer in pre-op than it took for her entire surgery from start to finish.  She looked like a Greek goddess in her way too large hospital gown.

And when we were finished, we drove back home to where Nanny was patiently waiting to see how her grandbaby was doing. 

And then I went to work.

When I came home I was greeted by an ecstatic Nanny!  She must have been stalking the front door waiting for me to come home because no sooner did I have the car in park when she came running FLYING outside, hands flailing in the air, tears streaming down her face, with a HUGE smile exclaiming, "Oh my gosh! I can't believe it! I have my grandbaby back! Jennifer--I was talking to her and she looked AT me and she SMILED--Just like back in June!  She is like a whole new baby!" 

I am sure that since these two weeks have passed since I am a bad blogger that I have altered the wording a bit, possibly omitting some of Barbie's Nanny's exclamations, but the point was clear:

  YES. Cameran's tubes already are making a difference not even a day later.


3 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you all Jen! Sorry I don't get on the computer near enough to know what is going on with you guys, so I didn't know she was having any ear problems. She is so beautiful. I just love her little glasses! This is an awesome journal. You are so good about doing all of this posting! Love to you all! :)Gina

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