We left at 5:15 a.m. and made it home around 8:30 p.m. We are SO tired. Good news - Calvin is doing well with the repair and making good progress on his speech. Bad news - he needs tubes. This is no surprise but I hoped that his ears were better. He does not have trouble with ear infections so it's hard for us to know what's going on. He will probably get the tubes in the next month or two - as soon as they give us the surgery date. We are hopeful that it will help with his speech development. Other than that, unless there are problems with speech down the road, he won't have plastic surgery again until he is somewhere in the 7-10 years range. We will have another team evaluation in 8-9 months.
Have we mentioned how incredibly thankful we are for the Shriner's hospital?! They have amazing staff and have just done a great job with Calvin. They treat the kids like royalty - giving them gifts and stickers and showing so much interest in them as individuals. It's really fantastic! We have been so blessed.
So that's the report here. Calvin kept talking about a lot of doctors and wanting to find more - he saw 8-10 different professionals. :) Well, I'm off to crash for the night and spend some time with my youngest son who is still awake. We have another early morning tomorrow. It's been a busy week and I'll admit that the weekend can't come soon enough. :)