Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Flag Day!

Matt and Nolan's elementary school always has a big celebration of Flag Day.* I love it, as it is a big tradition in their school and the kids love making hats and marching in a parade.

Nolan's ear is looking better, with no active drainage for the past 2 days. His sinuses are looking better, too. The oral antibiotic is definitely a huge advantage -we never see a benefit from the Ciprodex or Floxin drops when used alone. I think this is due to the fact that Nolan's ear infections are nearly always coupled with a sinus infection, so you have to clear one to clear the other. He still has a few more days on the Augmentin, so I am hopeful that he will be nice and clear for the rest of the summer.

His hearing, on the other hand, is still a little shaky. I think that has more to do with being aided in only one ear, as he is effectively deaf in the unaided ear and his "good" ear aids up to a mild hearing loss level. He really does much better with two ears to hear - if his ear is still clear tomorrow, I'll put both aids back on.

*Yes, I'm aware that Flag Day isn't until June 14, but the school celebrates early!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thanks for the reminder about Flag Day! Why isn't it on calendars anymore? We always celebrated it, but you caught me off guard until you mentioned the school celebrates early. June 14 was also my grandma's b'day and I thought I was really losing my memory!


dlefler said...

I think they celebrate early because they do a parade down the street, which requires the police department to shut down the road, etc. - so they choose the day that works the best for the special visitors and police department. It is a really fun event for the kids!

Kyla said...

Our girl is always down an ear, so we know how that goes! This weekend at a birthday party we were having one of our classic conversations in which she totally misunderstands something I've said (like the telephone game, but with only one person) and I was laughing and so were some other moms and I said, "This happens all the time since only one ear works!" I think it made one of the other moms feel bad for laughing! She apologized and I said, "No worries! It IS funny!"

Hope his infections are cleared up soon!