Friday, May 9, 2008

Pain in the shoulder, and Donna and the Martian Child

On Monday, I had to go see a doctor in sports medicine about my left shoulder which has been hurting me for a couple months. He determined after my exam that I have sustained an injury to my rotator cuff, and suggested that I receive physical therapy. I went for therapy on Tuesday and Thursday, and will need to continue going for a total of 4 weeks. So, far I have been given ultrasound treatments, and I have had to perform special exercises to strength one of the 4 muscles in this area of the shoulder. At the end of this week, I'm still feeling sore, and my shoulder feels very fatigued.

We had some interesting events with Donna this week. She managed to swallow her tooth that fell out. Also, tonight we watched a movie called Martian Child starring John and Joan Cusack (it was pretty good). Not to give anything away, but the foster child in the movie believes he's from Mars. About 2/3 into the movie, Donna asked me, "Dad, are the people poor people on Mars." When I gave her one of those "you've got to be kidding me" looks. She said "nevermind..." Even after two years of explanations of how movies are pretend, she still has trouble discerning what is real and not real in a movie. She also wondered if the boy at the beginning of the movie which represents John Cusack as a kid was really John Cusack as a kid.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Andrew gets tubes take 2.

Today we took Andrew to the doctor to get tubes for the second time. He has been nearly deaf for the past couple months. We've had to nearly yell for him to hear us. We learned last week, after going to the doctor, that he had tons of fluid in his ears again. The doctor decided it was best to get the tubes put back in his ears again. Today was supposed to be a 10 minute procedure, but it turned out that Andrew's adenoids and tonsils were very swollen as well. So, the doctor took out his adenoids, but decided to only cauterize his tonsils rather than taking them out.

Andrew did fine. He was, of course, feeling bad afterward. After about an hour of sipping ice water and apple juice, he started perking up as the anesthesia wore off. He did really well the rest of the day.