I've been worried for a while now about Nicky because he hasn't started talking. There have been other things, too, like the fact that he's not at all interested in games like "Where's your nose?" and he doesn't seem to hear when we call his name or clap loudly unless he's looking directly at us. When I was about Nick and Catie's age, my mom took me to the doctor for the same reasons, and it turned out that I had large wax deposits in my ears. Well, even though Nick had some serious wax, it was nothing like the story that my mom tells about mine. It turns out he has a lot of fluid behind his eardrums, making it difficult to hear. As someone who gets frequent ear infections, I can tell you that fluid in the ears is awful. Everything from the outside is muffled and any noise I make is amplified. I can only imagine how his little brain has been processing that. So, our first step is to give him some medications for a week. Then, in two weeks we'll go back to the doctor to see if it's any better. I'm glad that I wasn't being a crazy, worrying mommy and that there is an explanation, and that the explanation is something fixable, but I'm still a little worried about what will happen if the medicine doesn't work. Please keep him in your prayers and I'll update as soon as I know anything else.
One thing that we did get out of it is the cutest little x-ray of Nick's head. (The doctor was checking his adenoids--they're fine.)