I know this is late but I just wanted to extend an invitation out to all of you who prayed for our boy. Mason is getting dedicated tomorrow morning at Westover Church at around 9:15 a.m. and we would love to have you there. Your prayers and God's faithfulness is what has gotten us to this point today. It is a day of celebration! If you would like to come and need more details, please private message me at email@example.com
So, when Corbin was 5 months old we took pictures of him in a pumpkin. Of course, the tradition had to continue with Mason (even though I wasn't sure he would cooperate since he hasn't felt great since his recovery from his adenoidectomy. Luckily he woke up from his nap in a good mood and tolerated being stuffed in a pumpkin! We sure had to get a big one!
He has learned to smile with his tongue out. His brother went through this stage too.
This year's Great pumpkins. Yes, that is our oldest in the background with tiger pj pants on inside out and boots. Cause that's how we roll around the Matthews' house.
On Sunday afternoon, we headed to our local pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin. Mason still wasn't feeling fantastic but we had checked out the weather and knew it was going to be cooler this week so we better go ahead. Here are some pictures!
We are headed home! Mason is doing great this morning and has been off oxygen since 3 am. Yesterday they ended up putting tubes in because there was a small amount of fluid in his ears. They performed the sedated ABR as well. It was confirmed that Mason has a severe loss in his left ear but his right ear is normal. He does have some difficulty in his right ear hearing high frequency sounds (such as f,s,th) but not enough to intervene at this time. We will continue to following his hearing in other future procedures.
They also removed his adenoids because they were very large. The ENT was hopeful that this would improve Mason's mucous problems. There might be a week or so where he sounds or seems worse off as he is healing. He does have some slight/mild laryngomalacia (which is a soft or floppy area around the wall of the larynx) but nothing he shouldn't outgrow. Overall, we are very thankful and praying this will help us move forward with feeding and getting rid of the excess in mucous. Thanks to everyone for their prayers!
Mason and I waiting for a room in PACU recovery. We are waiting for a room. Mason was requiring o2 after surgery due to swelling of his airway after the adenoids removal. They said he lost a lot of blood and they wanted to watch him overnight. We will post more later but are hopeful to come home tomorrow. Thanks for your prayers!
Tomorrow we have a procedure at Chapel Hill. We are scheduled for a sedated ABR hearing test and scope, and adenoid removal. They are going to scope (and remove his adenoids) in hopes to try to find out where all of this mucous is coming so that we can move forward in fixing it and getting Mason to eat. All of this is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. We would greatly appreciate your prayers and will definitely keep everyone posted. Please pray for a speedy recovery from the anesthesia, coming off the vent quickly, wisdom and guidance for the dr. and nurses, and that we would get some answers that would point us in the right direction! Thanks! Will update again tomorrow but will leave you with this sweet smile!
This year we were all able to go to the Fair and we had a great time! Corbin ride a ton of rides this year and would have kept on going but we ran out of tickets! Mason was a trooper and enjoyed riding the merry go round. We had a great time!