February 15, 2010

Forgetting the 'normal' things

Last night Whitney woke up screaming three times between 8 & 10. Now that she is two I can ask her where it is owie, knowing she may not be reliable. The first time she pointed to her shoulder, so I kissed her shoulder, snuggled with her and put her back down. The next two times she touched her shunt track which is about two inches above her ear. Naturally, this caused us to be concerned. We called the neurosurgeon and he said to go with our intuition and look for secondary signs. So, all night I kept her under close supervision hoping that it was an ear infection. I brought her in this morning and my hope was confirmed. Matt and I had to laugh that we hope for things like ear infections. It is quite funny.

Whitney did not got to Conductive Learning Center today but I did want to tell you all that last week she did great. I do not think she cried at all! It is hard for me to keep you as up to date on her progress this month since I am not there. I usually get a quick update when I pick her up but that is all. I have to admit that I have felt a loss of control not knowing exactly what it going on and Matt quickly confirmed for me that I have lost control. So, I think it is a good thing, although I would love to be a fly on the wall, that is for sure. (: I will keep you posted as I notice changes at home or when I get her report at the end of the month.

6 comments:

Nate and Emily said...

Susan! I was holding my breath reading the first paragraph! I can definently relate to your relief of just a "normal sickness!" Last week, as you know, Carson started throwing up and I was actually relieved when Nate and I also got sick because it helped confirm that it was just a normal sickness thing! ha ha
I'm so glad Whitney is doing well at the CLC. I can't wait to hear what she's up to!

Condit Family said...

haha. this post is all too close to home. you don't know me, but my son has spina bifida and hydrocephelus, and a shunt, too. he recently had a very similar experience. we HOPE for ear infections, too!! my son is 3 - almost 4 - and it DOES get easier!

Leigh and Andy said...

SO glad to hear about Whitney's ear infection! (I feel like a horrible person saying that!) I'm so happy to hear that CLC is going well! I wish she was there on Wed. so we could peek in and see what she was up to! :)

ErinM said...

It does sound terrible to say, but YAY for Whitney's ear infection! :) Hopefully she'll get better soon. I have vague memories of having ear infections as a child, and they are no fun!

Laura Wiese said...

I am not quite sure I can say YAY for her ear infection! But I do understand what 'good' news this is! Praying for your family and glad that the CLC is going so well!

AMIT said...

Sometimes we may forget some special things.

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