So, if you have followed this blog for awhile, or you know me, then you know about my 3rd son. He has a condition called microtia-atresia.....in lay-terms "little ear with no ear canal."
He was born that way. I have posted a few times about it here.
Anyway, at some point between the age of 5-8 he will undergo the process to reconstruct his ear. I'm excited for him.....I'm terrified.
Today, my hubby takes him for a "check-up" of sorts to see if he is finally big enough to undergo the harvest of rib cartilage. He might not be. He is pretty small. We won't be surprised if we are told to wait another year. Part of me wants to wait. Part of me wants to get going.
I have reasons for both.
On the one hand, I don't want him starting kindergarten looking different. Oh sure, it's really easy to say that looks don't matter....it's really easy to say that if your child doesn't have a different look. Kids are cruel....even in kindergarten.
On the other hand, I do not want him to have to go through those surgeries...period. If I could do any of this for him, I would in a second. As it stands, the only thing I can do is pray, cry and love on him when he's scared or hurting.
SO....please pray for us for as long as this may take. It could be a matter of months before we are done.....or years. Whatever the time frame, I can assure you it is going to seem like a long time.