Oh, my word. You are never going to believe this…
If you are a long-time blog reader you know that our oldest daughter Kelli has three kids, Georgia is two and twin boys, Eli and Emmett were born at 34 weeks in April of 2021. You might also remember that the boys have been plagued with ear infections.
Eli has especially had it hard. He’s had an ear infection, for the most part, since late September. The poor guy just can’t catch a break. They have tried all of the medicines on him. They have given him shots…nothing is a long-term fix. He’ll be off meds for a week or so and then bam…another ear infection.
He’s had so many ear infections and has enough hearing loss that it was determined in November, that they would give him tubes in his ears even though he was under the age of one as typically they try to avoid it in kids younger than one.
I think Eli had his first scheduled appointment to get tubes in November. Then it got put off and rescheduled because he got a cold. It was rescheduled and rescheduled and rescheduled.
By this time, Emmett was… also having trouble with his ears and he too was scheduled to get tubes in his ears.
By December both boys were on the schedule but try as they might, the boys would end up sick and then they would schedule the surgery later and later.
The latest was Eli being hospitalized with two overnight stays because he couldn’t kick a cold.
Everything was scheduled and in place for the boys to get tubes today….and you guessed it, tubes are not happening.
Over the weekend the boys were swabbed for Covid as part of their pre-op check. Eli’s test came back and he is positive for Covid. Emmett is not. That canceled everything for both of them. UGH.
Kelli found out that she is positive as well and will be off work for 10 days. It’s so hard.
Everything for the boys is pushed back now. UGH.
Kelli just called me today and poor Emmett is indicating that he has an ear infection again. Kelli was going to call in and see if she could get meds for him without being seen by a doctor being everyone has Covid or is Covid exposed…and Emmett is due for an ear infection (at least his past history indicates that) Ahhh…
I’m so disheartened about it. I can’t imagine what poor Kelli is going through. I feel so terrible we can’t be more help.
So far Georgie and Jason are symptom free which is awesome.
It did brighten my day when Kelli sent this video of Eli. He can Patty Cake (clap his hands on demand). It’s so cute. The boys are soon to be 10 months old.
Any happy thoughts or prayers you can to send to the Hanken family would be so appreciated. These little boys need tubes…and the mommy needs some sleep!!