Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Last week, we headed down to Delaware for Isaiah's most recent pamidronate treatment.  Once Isaiah turned 2 back in August, we were able to switch to a 10 week schedule (as compared to the 8 week schedule we were on previously).

We spent quite a bit of time at the Ronald McDonald House playing as we only had one extra appointment on this trip: a visit to the ENT on Tuesday.  

Back in January, Isaiah battled a terrible ear infection in his right ear...this was supposed to be a follow up for that.  That ear looked great this time (yay!)....but his left ear had an issue (BAAAAAH).  

He had tubes surgically placed in his ears when he was 6 months old.  Because of the shape of his ear canals, the tubes don't have a chance to fall out naturally like they do typically.  This isn't totally a problem, except the tube in his left ear is clogged.  We had to add in an extra appointment over at audiology where they did a hearing test.  Isaiah's hearing is in the normal range, but just at the edge of that in the left ear.  After the unexpected hearing test, we headed back to the ENT, where we were told to give drops of hydrogen peroxide in his ear for 2 weeks and then come back for a check of how things are going.  If the tube is still clogged, Isaiah may need surgery to replace the tube(s).  If not, we've bought some more time before needing another surgery....we'll keep you updated on how that check up goes!

Beyond the ear surprise, the trip was uneventful medically...thank goodness. ;-) We had lots of fun playing solo and playing with Isaiah's buddy Gavin! All that fun makes the trip fly by...

This dose of pamidronate really gave Isaiah a ton of energy.  He typically sleeps his entire ride home, but this trip he was a chatter box.  When we got home, I laid him in his crib for a nap, only to have him yelling "get up!" in was a beautiful evening so we ventured outside to enjoy it.

Soon enough we'll be spreading out our breaks between Pam trips as Isaiah is soon THREE! (well not till August but when you're talking in terms of 8/10/12 weeks, that's pretty soon!  We're scheduled to go in 10 weeks again but his next treatment in August just may be in 12 weeks! We'll see though, we have quite a bit happening then (more info on that soon) so it'll depend on that. :)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter 2016

Goodness time is flying lately....I am so sorry for the continued breaks from the blog; life has taken over and is making it incredibly difficult to sit down and write even a quick post....but Isaiah is taking an unexpected late afternoon nap and I wanted to share how our Easter went!

Isaiah is at such a fun age (two and a half already, people!).  All the extra holiday fun is just soon much fun! We enjoyed dying eggs with Isaiah this year, while he pointed out the colors and placed lots of stickers on his eggs...he was very  specific as to where the stickers should go....

We had some fun leading up to Easter this year, painting and crafting!  My kid, the one who dry heaves at the smell of paint, chose to paint a paper Easter egg....and enjoyed it!

I think there will be a clothesline hung in our house some time soon to display all of Isaiah's art projects that we'll do.  I am hugely into crafts...but the absolute disgust that Isaiah showed to so much of it led me to put that creative bug on the back burner...I'm excited to see him want to color and paint now. :)

On Saturday, Isaiah got to spend some time with his Nan Nan and Aunt Tricia.  Tricia, Isaiah's daddy, and I took care of the landscaping while Isaiah played with my childhood toys with him Nan Nan!  He also got spoiled by them with a very special Easter basket of Tsum Tsums, mini M&Ms, and a Kion doll (Kion is a character from the Disney Junior show The Lion Guard).

Sunday involved lots of time reflecting, going on a hunt for Isaiah's Easter basket, and more family time.

That sneaky Easter bunny always hides Isaiah's Easter basket in the silliest places, and he always sends Isaiah on a hunt with plastic eggs filled with silly rhymes making him guess where to find his basket.  This year, he put the basket in the oven. That silly rabbit, he's lucky I wasn't planning on baking anything for breakfast and needing to preheat that oven!

Isaiah was introduced to his first Peep this year...

and he's still undecided. LOL

All in all it was a great Easter for Isaiah. We hope you had a beautiful day as well!