Friday, March 06, 2009

Tatum Visits the ENT Doctor

Antonio, Mateo, and I took Tatum to see the ENT on Wednesday. We were there for almost 2 hours because they had to do several tests.

We started in our room and Tatum loved the BIG chair.



Mateo actually slept the WHOLE time that we were back in the room AND he was in his carseat(but not buckled in).
Tatum quickly got bored with sitting in the big chair, so she decided to expolore a bit....
First, she washed her hands....

Then the dr came in for a bit. When he left, Tatum decided she liked his chair much better....


She finally got up on his chair and sat for a bit....

....but just sitting got boring pretty fast too, so she decided to "fly" on top of the chair...

Tatum and Antonio had to leave the room twice to go get some tests done. I stayed with Mateo since he was sleeping. Both nurses that did the tests said Tatum did AWESOME!!! At some point Tatum had to follow directions and get air blown in her ears or something. The nurse said she did exactly as she was told.....The nurse was VERY impressed that Tatum did one part where she had to lift her chin and keep looking up. The nurse said Tatum got it right the first time. (I was actually very impressed that Tatum let the dr. look in her ears and throat without any problems. She is such a big girl!!! I was going to take pictures then too, but I thought it might freak the dr out.)

Anyway, since Tatum did so well, she got a bracelet from one nurse and 2 jumping frogs from another nurse. The frogs entertained us all for a while....



This first video is Tatum playing with the frogs with Antonio...
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This next video is Tatum 'checking things out' in the room. The trash can DEFINITELY needed inspecting...
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Long story short, Tatum will be getting tubes. The dr said he will be out of town next week, but we may be able to schedule the surgery for the next week. His nurse is going to call us to schedule everything. Dr. Milburn said Tatum would have the tubes for about a year and then she may not need them after that, but we will just have to play it by ear(no pun intended...lol). We are now just waiting for the nurse to call so we can get the ball rolling.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a little lady! She is getting tall! We both want to see you guys really bad. Tatum is going to forget us.

Did the doctor check her adenoids? I know that some like to take those out. I think it pushes on the ear canal or something? I really don't know.

Jennifer C said...

Tatum looks so big in these pictures!! She's really growing up---beautiful girl!!

Jacob had tubes....best thing we ever did for him.

Amanda said...

Looks like she did great at the appointment. So we're in the same boat...except Jax will also have his adenoids removed. Jax will have his procedure done on the 18th.