Man o man...what a year for the yuckies...at least at our house! We've seen the Flu, Coughs, RSV, Strep Throat, Colds, Rashes, Diarrhea, and now an Ear Infection!! Keat spent the day WHINING yesterday to no avail from me or anybody for that matter. Of course, when daddy came home he followed him around saying "Daddy, daddy" with his arms outstretched! The SECOND Seth picked him up he cheered RIGHT UP!! But, we had already made the Dr's appt for this morning, so we made the drive to the Dr's this morning and sure enough...Keat has "one of the worst ear infections I've(the Dr.) ever seen"! WOW...I would probably whine if my ear hurt so bad also. Can't blame to poor kid. So, after we get some antibiotics in him today he should start to feel better! Here's hoping! I asked the Dr. when she expected things to settle down and she thought that by the end of March things should be better...again...here's hoping!! I'll probably even go as far as to pray that this is true...we just wanna be WELL!!!
Not a lot has gone on in the Becker house besides trying to keep Keat and Lilee from catching or sharing whatever is out there! Lilee still adores Keat and Keat, thankfully, still adores his baby sister! We have a hearing evaluation next Tuesday for Keat to see if there is any reason (hearing) why he isn't talking more. The Dr. didn't think there was a problem, but I just want to be sure. I'd hate to find out 6 months down the road that my poor kid wasn't hearing things correctly and set him back further! I, or course, am hoping nothing shows up...but I just want to be able to communicate with my little man. I hate to compare...but it's hard with so many little kiddos his age running around speaking full sentences and bartering with their parents. Some know the alphabet, others can count to ten. Keat doesn't even know his animals. It worries me to think that I may have failed him already...at 2! Am I not teaching him the things he should or working with him enough?! Do I let him watch too much TV? Are those other kids ahead or is Keat behind? Will he catch up? Ahhhh, it's enough to make me go insane. I just keep praying that one day he'll just start talking to me and then I can know that he was just being stubborn. Right now, I just use that as my fall back..."oh, I just think he's being stubborn, but really he knows all the things we tell him". I'm not sure I believe it anymore!
WOW, that was a real bummer post. Sorry...but that is definitely the thing foremost on my mind at the moment! Say a little prayer for us that Keat will start to say, Please, Thank-You, Sorry, I love you, and all the other in between things that we so desperately want to hear!! THANKS!
Here are a couple recent photos of my mute, BUT ADORABLE, little man!! I love you Keat!