Monday, January 2, 2012

Great Christmas Vacation

Grandpas are fun

After a remarkably mild November and December, snow has finally descended upon Western NY. We had a wonderful (rainy) Christmas with Dennis's parents, and the boys were glad to have time off from school.

Nolan has been doing quite well lately - no real nausea and only the occasional cough/gag over the past couple of weeks. His nose is running with the sinusitis that accompanies the LPR reflux, though - I don't think we've had more than 2 days free of sinusitis since last September. He has managed to wear his C-Pap all night long for two nights in a row - a record!

His ears are clear, and his hearing actually seems to be better than it has been in a long time. I know his audiogram is probably the same, but he's responding to sounds unaided, and he hasn't done that in a long time. I sometimes wonder if the reflux causes inflammation or other issues with his hearing, particularly with the sinuses involved.

Both boys go back to school tomorrow, and we will get back to our normal schedules. Nolan has his earmold pick-up scheduled for Friday, and then we meet with the pediatric surgeon to discuss the possible fundoplication on Monday the 9th. The travel won't be bad as long as the snow stays away - the drive to Rochester is 3 hours long and the threat of lake effect snow plays a number on my nerves. Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate and give us a few days off from the onslaught of winter!

Here's to a Happy New Year filled with healthy and growing children!


Julia said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas. We only got an inch or so here, not enough for sledding. Maybe we'll get more tonight. Hope the return to normal routine goes well.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Glad to see you back (in blogland) and well, and a Happy New Year!


TheSweetOne said...

Hooray for great family time!
Question for you: did you set up anything special with Nolan's school with respect to fatigue and exhaustion from not getting enough sleep? Lauren's been a wreck most days for the last week and her apnea's been particularly bad. I worry about her needing to crash when she's at school next fall and wondered what you did? Send me a note when you have time! : )

safe driving!


Kyla said...

So glad you had a wonderful break!! We go back tomorrow and I am dreading the alarm clock already! It is great that Nolan has been feeling well. :)