Let's Talk About Our Feelings, Shall We?

At the ENT today it was confirmed that not one, but both of Micah's ear tubes are out. These are the T-type ones that were virtually guaranteed to stay in 4-5 years. Apparently a virtual guarantee is worth diddly. It's been 4 months since their installation. Frustrated is a mild word to describe how I'm feeling.

Micah is in touch with his feelings, too. I took his Voice to the appointment with us and he ignored it while he used me for a jungle gym. After royally failing the hearing test, we were sent to the Doc for a check inside his ears. Micah is game for the testing and waiting portions of the appointment, but the actual looking in the ears part makes him stabby. That's why we don't allow him to carry pocket knives.

I was alone at the appointment today, and there was only one nurse available. It was touch and go with the flailing and wailing but the Doc finally succeeded. She is a gem of a woman, let me tell you. She smiles kindly the entire time we're wrestling the boy down like a calf at a rodeo. There's no rattling that woman.

At the end of the 5 minute procedure that should have taken 30 seconds, Micah ran for his Voice to say:
HELP ALL DONE ALL GONE FEEL MAD FEEL MAD

People, I didn't even know the boy knew how to talk about his feelings. When did he learn to access that page? And the ALL DONE and ALL GONE are new in his vocabulary as well. And for the record, it's the longest sentence he's ever said on his Voice. Ever. We'll ignore the fact that it's nowhere near being grammatically correct.

But everything was relevant to the situation. And he found it all on his Voice with no problems at all. The Boy never ceases to amaze me.

Anger is a huge motivator. And I know how he feels. I am not looking forward to surgery again any more than he is. For that reason, we're taking the wait and see approach.

16 comments:

Flea said...

Poor little guy. I'm betting they fell out because of all that jumping on the trampoline with his golf balls. :) This really stinks for both of you. Here's hoping that the wait works.

BeautifulWreck said...

Those so called tubes lasted around 1 year with my Katie Rose. 4 or 5 years my foot.

Glad he is using his Voice tho! That is awesome.

Leanne said...

Hate the whole ear tube thing, love the voice feeling thing. Hugs to you all- in a supportive non-creepy kinda way. ;)

Carol N. said...

Love the sentence, perfect, perfect, perfect!

Viv said...

Who cares about grammar? That was a blow your mind kind of perfect sentence. Way to go Micah!

utmomof 5 said...

I tell ya, sometimes I want to say the EXACT same sentence. Good grammer is overrated!!

Trisha said...

Way to go, Micah! Tell everyone exactly how you feel. Who cares about the grammar? It is the thought and the feelings that count.

What a step forward that is!

Karen Deborah said...

hum and that is a good news bad news post if ever I saw one.

Chicory Blue said...

WOW! What an awesome sentence! I am so happy for him! He is communicating!!!!

While the ear tubes falling out suck-it provided such a great opportunity for him to demonstrate how smart he is!

(ChickLit) Lisa

Gina said...

Losing the ear tubes sucks, but talking about it? Awesome!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

How awesome is it that something so crappy came with something so awesome?! I am so, so sorry that you all may have to go through surgery AGAIN and am keeping my fingers crossed that he does just fine without them.

Irene said...

That is so incredible!!!!!!!!! (the expressing his feelings, not the tube being out) As I have read and said before, it is a good thing our special kids can't read or they may find out all the things they are never EVER supposed to do!

Susannesusannadanna said...

I LOVE his sentence Karen....just want to hug him. That is just how James' talks right now, but no expression of emotions like that!!
Still waiting to hear from Dr. Armstrong for our next move!!!

caramama said...

That. Is. Awesome! What a great thing to come out of such a sucky thing.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Wow! That? is awesome! Makes me wonder what all he's capable of that he just hasn't chosen to pull out of the bag yet. ;-)

Debbie Yost said...

Awesome! Not the tubes part, but the "talking" part. Just goes to show we really don't know what's all in their little heads and it puts them at such a disadvantage at times!