but it happened. and he's fine. in fact, i would say he already seems to feel better. he can obviously hear better. the doctor said there was quite a bit of fluid and "gunk" behind his ear drums and so his hearing is immediately improved. he hasn't seemed to be in much pain at all, and he has really been content and happy. he did wake up in the night last night which he hasn't been doing, but it was probably because the tylenol wore off. so, the ordeal of the surgery is over (for now) and i just hope that it helps the chronic ear infection problem so he won't be in so much pain all the time, and so he can hear us when we make ridiculous baby noises at him.
as you can see, he still looked a little out of it yesterday. he'll be back in the full swing of things in no time. thank you all for your prayers and concern. we are blessed to have such a loving and widespread community. and we are blessed to be a blessing.
grace and peace,