Brayden's Journey

Sunday, March 25, 2012

7th fill done...4 more fills to go

Tonight we did fill # 7....hard to believe that 7 weeks have gone by since his surgery in Chicago. Seems like each week is going by quickly and before we know it, it's Sunday fill day again.  Tonight our friend Katie came over again to help us with the fill, always makes it easier when we have that 3rd person to help us.  Brayden did feel the needle when Geoffrey stuck in the right side, but once the needle was in, we gave him a sucker and he was happy as can be and he for got about his pain already.  Amazes me how strong he is.

For the right side we got 80 cc we are at 695 cc....we will for sure hit our goal of 750 cc...on the right side because we still have 4 fills left.  So we are hoping next Sunday we will hit our goal.  Now for the left side, on a good note, Brayden didn't fill a thing.  But on a bad note we only got 48 cc.  I just wish that side would fill as good as the right, but it is what it is and out of our control.  We are now at 415 cc.  So we won't hit our goal on that side. 

This past week on Monday we noticed that Brayden wasn't feeling good, so off to the doctor he went.  We already hit our deductible for the year, so every sniffle he gets, I take him in right away.  Better be safe then sorry.  Brayden had some fluid in his ears and also a sore throat.  Once again on antibiotics for 5 days.  He has had 2 ear infections within 3 weeks, so I got to thinking that he might need to get tubes in his ears.  I emailed Dr. Bauer and he said that will be a good idea because it will save us in the long run with him getting sick while he has expanders in.  So this week he will be going to a ear, nose and throat doctor and if that doctor thinks Brayden should get tubes put in his ears, then he will get it done the same time he is having surgery in Chicago.  Dr. Bauer will arrange a ENT doctor to come in while Brayden is already put under, that way Brayden doesn't have to be put under anymore then he already has to.  I guess we will see what the ENT doctor has to say this week and if he needs them, it will be nice to know that we can get it done soon. 

Can't believe Brayden will be having surgery 4 weeks tomorrow, I know Geoffrey and I and I am sure Brayden are ready for these expanders to be out.  I noticed it must be so uncomfortable for him to sleep on his back with 2 uneven bubbles, so today I put a memory foam pillow in his crib when he went down for his nap and he actually used it the whole time.  So I hope he continues to use it because it will be more comfortable for him.

Today I couldn't help but laugh when I was getting his dressed, he was wearing 12 months pants and a tight 24 months after tonight's fill...looks like he will have to wear 2T for his tops.  He is starting to walk more and more, this week he took 5-7 steps one night at least a dozen one of these days, he will take off.  No pressure Brayden, your only 16.5 months old and you have 2 uneven bubbles in you ;) ha!

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