Josh has spent so much of his little life in the waiting room at various doctor’s offices all over the metro area. Today we were in a waiting room in Maplewood with a bunch of people over the age of say 80–best guess. Josh’s pediatrician discovered that Josh’s tubes were all clogged with blood on Friday and fluid was building back up behind the blood. His ENT was on vacation this week so we were referred over to an (apparently) non-pediatric ENT in her same practice. So Josh and I sat in a waiting room of white-haired folks today. They all gave Josh plenty of smiles. And when I carried Josh back to the room, the nurse asked me if he could stand to get measured. I said, “he’s only 6 months old!” She said she didn’t know. As it turns out, I think our ENT was approaching 80 as well. It was a strange afternoon. We did find out that we had managed to clear the right ear (which is supposedly his “good” ear) this past weekend with hydrogen peroxide drops. The left ear is still plugged and the tympanagram showed no movement of the ear drum and likely fluid build up again. Darn. Not yet sure what this means–we are told Josh likely has lots of pressure on that ear. We see our regular ENT on March 23rd. Josh is so patient with all of these doctors–even the ones probing around in his ear. They always comment on how good-natured and easy going he is. It’s true. He really does amazingly well. He only really seems grumpy when he has goals (such as crawling) that still remain out of reach.