My Family

My Family

Friday, January 22, 2010

What a way to start out the year!!

A couple of weeks ago we headed to the doctor for Brody's 3 year checkup AND Trevor's 4 month (at the time he was 5 1/2 months old). I guess it takes quite awhile to try and get 2 kids into see our doctor of choice - Dr. Hardman. I was so worried about taking both kids at the same time because Brody likes to be the center of attention and I really wanted to listen to what advice the doctor had to say. Thank goodness Jason is able to go with us to doctor appointments - I can't imagine doing this by myself. I feel for moms who do this by themself - I am so blessed that Jason is able to get off work to make the appoinments and then doesn't mind going.

We had been coaching Brody as to what Dr. Hardman was going to be doing at this appointment - thanks to Nana for the doctor's kit for Christmas. I really felt it was going to go okay. Dr. Hardman walks in and she immediately talks to Brody - she's really good at her job. She asks all about his new little brother and he actually answered her questions. Brody and Trevor did excellent. Then the bad news - Brody had an ear infection which is why he was having problems hearing us and then he had to get a shot. This was a surprise but they stuck him while he played a game on the phone. HE SCREAMED!!!! Trevor on the other hand received 2 shots and didn't even cry. 1 strong child & 1 not so strong. A couple of doses of Tylenol for the day and Trevor slept great that day and even the next.

Hard to believe that my boys are getting so big. We have been so blessed that we haven't had to visit the doctor's office too many times and Brody's only been on antibiotics twice (1 from this appoinment). WOW!! We had a follow up appointment a few weeks later (which was last week) and Brody still had fluid in his years and was put on a different antibiotic and a nose spray. He is doing great with both of those. He keeps saying it will help him hear better. He's so funny and such a drama king!! He even reminds us about his medicine - quite wierd I know.