Monday, June 28, 2010

Tickets, Toddlers and Tumors

Its been a busy month. Complete with Mother's day, Father's day, vacation, school ending, summer camp beginning, and the title of this post....I'll spare the details of the first few things on the list - I'll just say that I have the greatest family and friends ever!!!! My kids are truly blessed. Now, onto the juice of this post.....
I have gotten 2 (YES TWO) speeding tickets in the last month. I've always had a lead foot. I know its wrong. But I drive an ambulance for a living for pete's sake! I am used to driving really fast in a diesel truck and people getting out of my way. I drive through red lights (always with due regard) and break speeding limits daily! I've paid one, but will be fighting the other. The circumstances surrounding the other are questionable. I'll keep you posted! Buckle up for safety!
We have begun the arduous task of potty training Reese. My goal is for him to be dry during the day by the end of July... wish me luck! Any pointers are greatly appreciated!
And lastly, I took Hailey to the Dr on June 17th for a perpetual cough. We couldn't get rid of it even after all my old tricks. The Dr gave her the once over and gave her the diagnosis of sinus infection. She looked in her ears and noticed something strange. Initially we thought it may be an infected pimple on the inside of her ear canal. The Dr gave us some antibiotics and told us to come back if things changed for the worse. By Monday, this "thing" had grown so much that it was coming out of her ear canal, completely blocking the opening. Truthfully, it looked like a jelly bean sitting in her ear. I took her back to the Dr (after getting my second speeding ticket for the month) Monday afternoon. The Dr took one look at it and decided this was beyond her scope of expertise and called the ENT. He could see us in 15 min, so we hurried (within the speed limit) over there. He took about 2 min looking at it and said it would have to be surgically removed. He called it a "tumor" - I do NOT like this word. So the next 48 hours were filled with phone calls, preop paperwork, nerves and tears. Wed, June 23, my baby girl was taken back to surgery at 1215. Approximately 45 min later, the ENT came out and told me that he thinks he got it all but we'd have to come to the office next week for the results of the biopsy. So tomm, hopefully, we'll have some answers. Hailey has done well. She was in a good bit of pain the first few days, and her ear bled a lot, but she's no worse for the wear now. She's waiting on the ok from the ENT to get back in the water...we're supposed to go to the lake next week. I am finally starting to breathe a little better. It was a scary few days.
I just want to say that I have the most amazing family and friends. They have always surrounded me when I need them most and even when I don't know I need them. I am truly blessed! So there it is, my monthly update. Some craziness, but mostly just mommy stuff, work and life....boring - just the way I like it!!!!