Monday, March 17, 2008

I Just Can't Seem to Get It Right Today

This is my man. The Air Force took him away today...again. Then my car broke and had to be towed. Then my faucet in my bathtub broke so I could not take a bath. Then the light bulbs burned out in the foyer. Then...my Baby Twerp failed his hearing screening today.I cried...profusely. I have had mother's intuition that something is not quite right. I catastrophize things so I rented this... and looked for comparisons.
I take him to his pediatrician tomorrow. I feel guilty. What if something is wrong? Should I have noticed sooner? Have I been too self centered?
I must go learn American Sign Language ... tonight... and in Spanish too. He must be bilingual.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am praying he didn't fail - he just wasn't paying attention - after all boys will be boys!

May the Lord bless you with peace...

ptamom3 said...

Wow- you've had a tough day to say the least.. I pray your hubby isn't gone from your arms very long and I pray your baby twerp :) will be just fine. You are doing everything you can by taking him in and getting the tests done- don't place blame on yourself.
Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

thanks so much for your encouraging words -- i think i will feel better tomorrow. i have been reading on the internet like crazy -- this could be something very minimal like fluid behind his ears, maybe tubes maybe just antibotics...either way, thanks for your prayers... we take them with appreciation.

Kila said...

I hope it is something simple, like fluid.

And if not, it'll still be OK.

What a day you had! ((((BIG HUGS))))

He is the most adorable little boy! Wow, cuteness overload.
(Kind of resembles my oldest at that age ;))

sulli said...

I am sorry youve had a tough day. My son too has failed the hearing tests, twice. Once at birth, and once at preschool screening. He doesnt hear me at all when I tell him to pick up his toys, or remind him clothes go in the hamper. But in all reality he is fine. His hearing is fine. They sometimes do fail those tests...but it doesnt neccessarily mean bad news. I will pray all is well.

Treasia said...

Sorry your hubby had to leave yet again. Your lovely family is in my thoughts and prayers. Baby Twerp will be just fine.

Michelle said...

I've been a lurker around here for a while now ~ thought i'd come out of hiding! I hope all goes well with the pediatrician.

I did not realize that your hubby was in the air force. How long will he be gone?

Sorry you had a bad day! HOpe today is much better
Michelle

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

kila -- it could be fluid....tubes would help???

sulli -- does your son have an speech problems or developmental delays? did you do tubes?
it is funny how they have SELECTIVE hearing....lol

michelle -- my hubby has been in the Air Force for 13 years. there is actually a loooong story there, but i will save it for a rainy day. he left yesterday afternoon. i miss him already. where do you hail from?

Michelle said...

We are in NC ~
Well, if ya get a rainy day anytime soon i'd love to hear the story =p

Love this song, anyone else but you
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Our son had a hearing impairment due to fluid behind the eardrum; all associated with allergies, we didn't notice it for a while- However, tubes for 2 years and weekly allergy shots- you can't tell any difference now...

In fact he will now probably be the reason for my loss of hearing in a few years :)

God bless, were praying for you.

PS, we appreciate your husband (and your) sacrifice and devotion to the protection of our freedom...

Anonymous said...

I hope the hearing problem is quickly cleared with a simple antibiotic....

God bless you, your husband and your children for the sacrific your family makes for mine.

Heidi said...

I've been thinking about you and wondering when IJ was leaving. I'll be praying for you!! I hate those days where nothing goes right. I hate those days when I'm are worrying about the health of a child. I hate those days when I spend too much time on the computer imagining terrible scenarios with said child. Ugh!

This is where the type-A research personality is going to work against you. You're gonna have to take a deep breath and wait to find out what the pediatrician says tomorrow. (I'll be praying that it is something simple.) *Then* when you have something concrete to go on you can do more research. :) Much easier said than done. Don't I know it.

I know this is a toughie, but your comparison photos were cracking me up. That, and your expectations of yourself and him. You're so much fun even when you're stressing. :)

spanki said...

wow - i too am praying for you and your family! i have 3 boys myself and life just seems to fall all at once, then the rain will subside and all will be back to normal again!! one of my twins also failed a hearing test, had tubes and is fine. actually all 4 of my children have had tubes ( we were just at the ENT yesterday!!) and my hubby awaits his set of tubes!! but listen, w/ one of my twins, we were told we would have to amputate his leg, after a few surgeries he is now in medical history books, he's better than great, all because of prayer!! so just know, when i say i am praying... i mean it!! keep us updated - and keep looking up. He's there even when you don't feel Him!!

justgottalaugh said...

Funny you mentioned your eardrums cause that's the first thing I noticed about you when I saw your picture. I can see all the uproar they would cause..
Good news about Baby. I will keep praying for him.
Thank you and IJ for the sacrifices you BOTH make for our country. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!

pew-warmer said...

My girl's cousin had similar problems when he was a toddler. He just graduated Harvard Law.

He'll be alright!

I love that little man.

I miss IJ too and don't tell him I went to our old stomping grounds for an all nighter.

pew-warmer said...

I don't think there will be another all-nighter at our old stomping grounds.