this is one of cade's ears. they've both been the cause of much consternation over the last several months, since they keep getting infected inside and causing him all sorts of pain. we met with a specialist yesterday who really urged us to go ahead and have tubes put into his ears as soon as possible because he really feels that the poor kid is pretty miserable. he also can't hear as well as he should because he failed his hearing test yesterday. considering all these factors shannon and i agreed that we would go ahead with the "routine" surgery. it is scheduled for tuesday morning.
first of all, i've heard about routine surgery before. sure, its routine. that means the chances of complications are slim. try telling that to those in that 1%. not so routine for them.
next, i can say that i've ministered to many people who are about to face surgery. i've said all kinds of wonderful peaceful words about God's presence and peace that passes understanding and so on. still, as i sit on this side of the knife, so to speak, it is altogether different. and i'm not even the one having surgery.
no, not me, but my little 11-month old child. maybe that makes it worse. if it were me, that would be one thing, but this is a little tiny child. who is going to have his ear drums cut with a knife and little tubes put inside. he is going to be under anesthesia.
so please pray for cade. but also please pray for his father, who is much more concerned about this than cade seems to be. i think cade is just looking forward to his ears not hurting so bad.
totally and completely a parent,