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The sun shines again

As any of you who follow my blog know our 7 year old had surgery on the 23rd of January (also the birthday of our oldest son). 4 days after surgery he started running a fever. It was the kind of fever that behaves while under the influence of Tylenol or Motrin but in that strange in between time when you can’t really overlap the two his temp were spiking up to 102. Yeah,  not fun stuff.
Anyhow after a day of that nonsense I called the surgeon who told me to take him to his regular doctor who wouldn’t you know it was booked solid with flu patients until today. So like any normal mom I carried my way to sick child to the ER where I was informed he had developed a throat infection.
A new round of antibiotics and fever meds every six hours on the dot our 7 year old is now totally fever free and able to go back to school….. Tomorrow. (insert mom doing a happy dance) 
His doctor did tell me at today’s follow up that the throat looks good but he’s beginning to get thrush (most likely from all the antibiotics he’s been on). I’m just happy to have my baby boy back to almost normal instead of the sad looking lump of child who slept on the couch for 3 days in a row.
On that note now that he’ll be going back to school I’ll probably go back to posting my normal stuff about nothing.  Lol

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Choices

Everyday people are faced with choices…..to return with with good or with evil, to show forth love and compassion for others or to turn a blind eye, to go to class or a meeting. To bring youself and those around you up or to tear down. When making these choices do you consider how it will affect others around you or do you just go for yours? As a mom, wife, sister and daughter I find that more often than not I consider those around me long before thing of myself.

Upon learning that one of my children was deaf instead of choosing what would be easiest for me, a hearing parent I chose what I felt would be the best for my child. I learned ASL and have taught my other children how to sign as well. Recently the choice that I was left to make by myself 14 years ago has come into question. I have been told he should of been implanted, or taught SEE. In the 20th (now 21st) century you would think there would be more tolerance for those “different” from ourselves or “different” from the norm but even now on a daily basis we learn this is not so. It’s not even just a matter of different levels of ability it STILL comes down to the color of someones skin, how they talk, walk, and look. These things shouldn’t matter but the choices we as people make on a daily basis make them matter.

I think my biracial, deaf male child is a beauty and a wonder and I wouldn’t ask for him to be any other way. It’s a choice I’ve made.