Saturday, April 12, 2008

Well Checkups

The little guys went in for checkups yesterday and boy do we have some big boys! Mike weighed in at a whopping 61 lbs and 3ft 8 in and Danny weighed in at 48 lbs and 3 ft 3 in. Everyone thought they were twins. I couldn't believe the height difference between the two. It looks less than that. But they also had their shots and they were very brave (cried a little) colorful band aides helped out tons! (smart person who ever thought of that!) They also had hearing and vision tests. They both passed the vision, and Danny passed his hearing, but Mike failed it. Turns out he has hearing loss in both ears (explains a lot lol) They set the base this time and we have to go back in three months to get another test done. We will be sent to the specialist after that either way to see what we need to do next. He asked us to get a family history to see if it ran on either side of the family, (Selective hearing didn't count, lol, which is what I have and my other kids have especially when it comes to chores!) But no one does, so I will relay that to the Doctor on Monday and ask a few more questions now that I have had time to think about it. I was kind of in shock, because Danny would be the most likely, because he was so delayed in talking. But we still think that has a lot to do with Mike talking for him. I did ask if it was caused by possible ear infections(which he only had 1)or if he had an infection now. He said no because there is no scaring or infection now. I also asked what does he have problems hearing and he said low/deep voices or whispers. I am sure we will find out more information in the next few weeks. He is still Mike and nothing has changed.

Well after the doctors visit, we sorta went on a unexpected detour to TEXAS! We were in Elk City which is about 30 miles East of the Texas border and to get home I needed to EAST on 40. Well I went WEST and it all looks the same (no mountains CA gal can't figure out which way to go without looking at the sun) and I was just driving along and passed a small town and since I am not really familiar with OK yet I just assumed it was the one we passed going into Elk City from home. Well about 3 miles later the sign said "WELCOME TO TEXAS" I was talking to my Dad on the phone and said dad I am in Texas, I went the wrong way! I'm not suppose to be in Texas! Well I had to drive another 10 miles before I could turn back around. There wasn't another exit till then (I about went across the median just to turn around)! There is absolutely nothing between here and there! So we got turned back around laughed a lot, and I am sure I will never live this one down. I told Matt I needed to borrow his dashboard girlfriend who always tells him what to do. The kids have nick named her Carmen, because Danny couldn't say Garmen. But I tease Matt about it all of the time. At least I don't boss him around as much as she does! LOL. I think Jeff Foxworthy does a skit on that. It is really funny. But back to the detour, I think it was the van going on autodrive back to Texas, just a funny thing in the day and life of me. DUH!!

Also speaking of Texas we just spent last weekend down there enjoying General Conference and Nascar Racing, and Daniel's 4th birthday with the family. It was an awesome weekend. Had several favorite talks and can't wait to get the Ensign to read all of them over again. It was really neat during the first session to sustain the new Prophet and councilors and the 12 and 70's. I just hope my kids remember it. I was a wonderful feeling. It was so good to see the family and visit. It was hard to leave, my kids are still sad about it and talking about it. Danny got some really cool presents for his birthday, pictures posted below. He opened up his present from my parents on his birthday, it is really cool car mat. I am going to have to get a few more. I think the helicopter, car mat and Lightin' McQueen shorts are the fav's. He is such a funny boy. We are doing his birthday here as a family tomorrow when Matt is back. I will post more pics then.

Soccer is going good for the kids. Mike's team still follows the ball the entire game no matter where it goes. (Really funny to watch) Erik's team lost this morning, but won this afternoon. Erin's team won this morning and her afternoon game was canceled. So it was nice to have the afternoon. We had some of their friends stay the night last night so it was fun to have them along too.

It has been a busy week and we are having a lot of fun and enjoying life. Love to hear how everyone is doing too.


Julie Anna Poole said...

That's interesting to have found out that Mike was having a hard time hearing. I hope he has a good check up in the coming months. One thing I've learned growing up around lots of people with hearing loss (aka my dad, mom, two best friends, cousins) is that once it's properly figured out and understood it doesn't need to get in the way much anymore. We will be thinking of an praying for little Mike. We love him.

I love the detour to Texas story. I know I have many a problems heading my way once Marcus and I move. For the life of me I can't figure out which way is which without mountains.

Take care! Danny's birthday card will be on its way soon...once I discover where I wrote down your address last time. We thought about the little guy and his birthday and are glad to hear he had a good one!

Marcus J Poole said...

Hey Dawn,

You can go back to my blog now. there is a post on it.