Thursday, January 21, 2010

Frazzled, but survived!

If you know me and I mention that I am going to take all 3 of my children to a 3 hour doctor's appointment (yes, I knew it would be 2.5 to 3 hours BEFORE I went) please try to talk me out of it. Especially if I mention that all 3 of them will be getting up at 6am and Courtney won't be able to take a nap.

Yep, I took them all to a have their eyes checked. Logan had a follow up and Courtney and Jeremy needed to be examined. The staff and doctors were great and very patient with us. It was the worst Courtney has ever behaved. Ear piercing screams at the top of her lungs, running and slamming the exam room door, and collapsing on the ground are just a few of the tricks she used. I sat with her, I talked, I distracted, I fed her, I tried everything, but nothing worked. Logan would look at her wrong and she would yell, "Owe!" What? Logan didn't even touch her!! The nurses would come in with they toys that they kept for, "These kinds of situations."

Then, little Miss Sassy Pants, gets up in the exam chair and is a perfect angel for the doctor. Great! We are out of the woods! Nope, she gets down runs out the door, runs back in and hits Logan. The doctor reassures me it is okay, he has a 2 year old. I am dying, frazzled by this point. Courtney proceeds to push Logan so the doctor gets down eye level with Courtney and tells her hitting is not allowed in his office (all very kind) and that if she does it again she won't be able to go to the prize box. She knew she was in trouble so she starts to scream.

At this point the doctor hadn't discussed with me Logan's results from his October surgery, if it took, etc. Jeremy and Courtney were good to go. The screaming continues every time we try to talk so the nurse takes all of the kids to get prizes so we can talk. I wanted to shut the door and lock it for just a minute. They all picked out a prize or two and we wonder why Courtney is persistent. She always gets what she wants!!

The kids almost all got a good report. Courtney has to come back in a year (can't wait), but doesn't need glasses or have any signs of crossing, etc. Neither does Jeremy, yahoo! Logan is good for now, but his measurements from his last appointment to this one have gotten worse as far as crossing. His vision is great, but we are in a "tweener" stage according to the doctor. We don't have to do anything now, but in 4 months if it gets any worse we may have to do another surgery.

So, in the end I survived , frazzled, but alive! I called Bryan who is in Utah until tomorrow night to give him a full report and let him know that Courtney's neurotologist called to schedule another set of tubes for tomorrow morning. He offered to come home early, but I figured if I can survive 3 of them at the doctor, I can survive a 10 minute procedure even if it does require general anesthesia!

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