On Dec. 12, Levi ended up in the hospital with difficulty breathing. An ER trip led to an ambulance ride to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, which led to a few days of Levi staying in the hospital on oxygen. I had a flight out of the Louisville airport to do a teacher training, in case you're wondering why we chose that hospital (we usually choose Cincinnati Children's).
Wes stayed with Levi while I was gone on Friday and Saturday for work. I arrived at the hospital again Saturday evening, and Levi was discharged Sunday afternoon. Sunday, after we were told we were going home, Santa visited and brought Levi a gift. All was merry & bright, and I asked if Levi's ears could be checked.
We had a flight to Texas the next day & they said Levi was fine to fly, but I sure didn't want to get him on a plane if he had fluid in his ears. When he gets congested, he can get ear infections quickly. Apparently there was wax blocking the doctor's view & she couldn't tell if he had fluid in his ears or not. the nurse irrigated his ear to clean it, then the resident came in and used a tool to scoop out wax...and while I was holding him down, the doctor accidentally punctured Levi's ear drum. I was so upset. First of all, I almost passed out from watching that blood pool up in his ear as he screamed and arched his back in pain. Then I was so angry I didn't even know what to do. I was silent when the doctor came in to apologize.
The good news is it was actually better for him to fly with a punctured eardrum because there was no pressure for him to deal with, but I couldn't get it out of my head that my sweet guy was hurt, and I let it bother me for a few days.
The boys were troopers on our flights to Texas. They were so well behaved & really enjoyed themselves.
This is my brother visiting us while Levi was awake.
Wes was determined to see me on our anniversary so he drove 20 hours straight once school let out. He had a cousin ride along to keep him company. They had a fun trip & his cousin flew home from Texas. I was glad Wes wasn't alone on that long trip, and really needed his hugs after the last few days I'd been through.
Wes, Adam & I all seemed to have the same virus Levi was dealing with, but I felt good enough to take my niece out for a mani & pedi while everyone else rested. Can you tell I was happy to be out?