Today was something of a rough one. The doctor opted to put Logan back on Decadron to help with his sore throat. Commence the 'roid rage: Tears, yelling, screaming, anger... then quiet. It's maddening to watch him morph into a crazy person and then back into someone who resembles his usual self over and over again. Sad. Frustrating. Depressing.
Otherwise, Adam said that the anesthesiologist had The Talk with him this morning: Your child has a cold. We should stop treatment if he has a cold. Of course, they went ahead with the session anyway since his oxygen saturation was at 100% and his lungs were clear, but still, not a good situation. Dr. T. is of the opinion that we need to plug away as aggressively as possible and stay on track with the protocol, so please pray that the cold/allergies/whatever is plaguing Logan will go away soon. Very, very soon.
Before I go, I also wanted to note that there's been a date change. The MRI that was scheduled for the 13th has now been moved to the 15th because no one wanted to give him anesthesia two times on the 13th (once for said MRI and once for radiation). So if you plan to pray over the scan and results, please do note the change.
On the me-front, things are passable. I still can't hear much from my right ear. I paid a visit to my ENT yesterday, who checked things out and noted plenty of fluid behind my eardrum but no active infection. He used a tuning fork test -- one of the weirdest tests I've ever taken -- to determine that I'm suffering from a temporary hearing loss. (How he could tell that from me telling him how loud a given tone was is beyond me.) It should eventually get better, but it could take a few weeks. Meanwhile, I have to be careful to sleep only on my right side, otherwise I can't hear the alarm clock when it goes off in the morning. This evening my throat hurts, but I'm unsure if it's a new issue or merely postnasal drip. There's always something, isn't there?
Anyway, that's it for now. Please continue to pray for Logan's complete healing. And for me, renewed hope and vigor. And for our entire family, HEALTH! Thank you so much for walking with us.