We've had Zoe in our arms for two full months now, and today her Certificate of Citizenship came in the mail!
And on not as nearly as exciting of a note, she had her first ENT appointment today, and she's getting a tube in her ear on Thursday. Oh yay. (Said with oozing sarcasm if you didn't pick that up.)
The appointment actually went really well. We were referred to Texas Children's for her ear and jaw, which we expected and have an appointment there at the end of the month. Likely those won't even need to be addressed surgically until she's at least 5 or 6 years old. But this doctor did confirm that her palette looks great. Woohoo! He also mentioned that a lot of times kids with these kinds of structural issues will have narrower passageways which can make it hard to process things like phlegm.
She does have fluid, and apparently did have a lot of wax before he took it out, in her good ear. The audiologist said at best she hears from her one good ear like there's an ear plug in it. So it floors me even more that she responds to us and mimics what we're saying so well. The tube should help clear everything up and enable her to hear well and be able to develop normal speech.
It's awesome they could get us in so fast, but knowing my little one is going under, even if just for 15 minutes, in about 36 hours is hard on Mommy's heart. I know it will help a ton. I know it's a simple procedure. I know all these things, but it's still hard to think about. I guess this will just ready my heart for the road to come.
But I will say, fluid or not, she's one happy little camper these days, even with all 4 molars coming in at one time. These pictures are a far cry from that quiet, shy little peanut up above. She is definitely starting to show more of her spicy side.