Thursday, September 14, 2006

The "E-Man"

Eric got his new glasses today! I know, it's been almost 2 months since he saw the ophthalmologist in St. Louis, but I've been a bit preoccupied. He was too funny when he first put them on, it was if he was seeing for the first time. Now he just says everything looks "floaty".

Speaking of Eric ... I got a phone call last night from his teacher. It's not a good sign of things to come when your preschooler is already getting calls to the parents. It seems that Eric has been trying to sneak toys out of his classroom -- under his shirt -- to bring home. He's been caught twice now! Good grief, it's not as if he doesn't have enough toys of his own.

I suppose it might have something to do with the chaos of the last two months and all the attention that has been paid to Jack. Although, it's par for the course for Jack to get most of the attention in our house. Who knows how all this Jack stuff will affect my other kids long term, but I guess I'd better start looking into military schools for Eric now :-)

On the Jack front ... I almost hate to post this, but we've encountered another "problem". The area where Jack's broviac enters his chest is *slightly* red and with a little bit of puss. Ugh! Jack's disposition is fine and he has no fever. So, at this point, we are treating it with a topical antibiotic ointment and hoping it might have something to do with being in the body jacket yesterday and perhaps rubbing against the stitches holding the line in place. We'll see how it looks tomorrow. I'm scared to call my pediatrician because I don't want to hear him tell us Jack needs to go to the ER. Don't worry, if I thought Jack looked *bad* because of this, I wouldn't hesitate to make the call. Please keep your fingers and toes crossed that this resolves without medical intervention.

Ciao and goodnight.


Anonymous said...

Eric looks so handsome!

I will be praying that the broviac is not infected.

Hugs, Sandra

julie worthington said...

Hope the broviac heals ok with the ointment and as long as Mr Jack is still reasonably happy I am sure it will be fine.

Wow, Eric looks so good in those glasses, really cool! It sounds like the stealing toys is probably an attention seeking thing, hope you can resolve it.

Sending much love across the pond.


Anonymous said...

Eric I loooove the glasses!!
hope the ointment works and there is no infection...
thinking of you all
xo christina

Melisande Statz-Hill said...

Oh, Mr. Eric, those glasses make you look so smart! Don't you think so?

Mr. Jack, no infections, until you can get rid of that thing!!!

Hugs to you all!

Anonymous said...

Ann -

I hope it is not an infection. But, at least he has the line to give even more, different IV antibiotics if it turns out it is an infection. We had this about 3 times in 8 months with the broviac.

I hope that Eric is just looking for attention, and it can be resolved now that you are all home. I know it is difficult to make time for each child.

- betty

Cindy said...

That Eric has a sparkle in his eyes, he is so darn cute! Remember the speaker at the conference telling us that children who have a sibling with a disability turn out to be better adults? I think this is true in the long run, but it has been a rough time for the whole family. What does Eric have to say about this? (love the name, my Eric is a challenge too;-)

Cindy said...

HAHAHA, how'd my photo get there!

Anonymous said...

Hey there Eric,

I like your new glasses. I think you look kind of cute!

Ann, make a date with Eric to do things he wants to do. He does need attention!