Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jacobs Surgery

Today Jacob had surgery to put tubes in his ears.  He has had about 5 ear infections in 8 months.  One took 3 antibiotics to get rid of.  Poor baby is always sick. These pictures were prior to the surgery.  I knew this was a minor surgery, but couldn't help feeling the fear and anxiety of him going under anesthesia.  The nurses all loved him and as it turned out he didn't need the "happy juice" to calm him down because he was already so calm.  He actually fell asleep waiting on the doctor and they brought him back and within 10 minutes it was done.  The doctor said he did great.  He didn't have any bad reactions to the medicine and actually woke up smiling! The nurse was surprised at how happy and relaxed he was when he woke up.  He is such a sweet boy.  Love him sooooo much!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jacob lately

 Jacob has been having some issues.  After a recent doctors appointment Jacob's health was under question.  His body length and weight are dropping percentiles to the 3rd percentile and his head size is growing to the 98th percentile.  We went to Texas Childrens Hospital for a ct scan which came back normal and then had eci come to evaluate him.  After the evaluation they told me that he was showing some red flags for autism.  They said they absolutely were not diagnosing it just concerned.  They also said to increase his diet to 800 calories a day.  I also took Jacob to the ENT doctor last week and they found that he had hearing loss in both ears and are putting tubes in both ears this week.  I am hoping this will help his speech to improve more.  He is saying a lot of vowel sounds but is supposed to be saying consonant sounds as well by 10 months.   I have started limiting tv for the boys.  I love spending time with my kids, but no tv definitely has its challenges.  I am looking forward to the challenges though, knowing that no tv will be better for their minds.  I have made a promise to the Lord that if it is in His will to give Jacob a sound mind that I will do everything in my power to completely dedicate it to Him.  I really want to do that for all my kids.  I look forward to raising all of my kids to seek God and love Him and know His word.  I especially look forward to teaching Jacob all about Jesus's plan for his life.  Its been extremely difficult to get him to 800 calories a day and now that he is eating more baby food he has completely stopped drinking formula.  We have him on whole milk and even with that struggle to get him to drink more than 10 ounces a day.  I am just praying that we can get all of his health issues under control.  I will trust God and stay in prayer about it.  God has blessed me specifically with these children and has entrusted me to care for them so I will seek His will for them and just try my best.