Yesterday was Gideon’s follow up appointment with the ENT. When we saw him three weeks ago, we discovered that Gideon had a chronic build up of fluid behind his ear drum. They prescribed him some meds and he was to be seen back in 3 weeks to discuss & schedule tubes.
Yesterday’s appointment was supposed to be just a formality- check the ears and schedule the ear tube surgery. However, we were unprepared for what the doctor had to say..
I think unpredictable is a great word to describe my son. In fact I think unpredictable is a great word to describe PBD…as well as life in general.
After looking into both ears the doctor was extremely surprised- one ear was 100% clear and the other was 80% clear. He said he was shocked because it’s very rare that a patient will surprise him. Yesterday, Gideon was that patient.
So we will go back to the ENT in 6 weeks just to make sure his ears haven’t filled back up.
My take away lesson from yesterday is that most things in life are unpredictable. I think that’s why Scripture teaches us not to worry about tomorrow. Often times we have no control over the circumstances that come our way- we CAN however control our response to them.
Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in The Lord Always..” Hard truth, yet effective, appropriate, and necessary for all of life’s unpredictable circumstances…good and bad.