While Thad was asleep the Dr. did a direct laryngoscopy- basically took a quick look at his vocal cords. Thad has always sounded a little hoarse. Some days it is more significant that others. Sometimes his voice is pretty much a whisper. I remember even as an infant people would sometimes comment that his cry sounded hoarse. So the Dr. took a look and he has a nodule on each cord. They can be caused by reflux(which he had a severe case of as a baby), or a lot of loud crying or yelling (I think I might have mentioned he cried A LOT as baby- probably from the reflux. Poor baby!) Anyway the nodules usually don't cause much of a problem other than hoarseness, and usually heal on their own, but we are going to put him on some reflux medicine for a while. He could still be having some silent reflux and that could prevent the nodules from going away or cause permanent scarring.
Here are a few pics I snapped while we were waiting. They did a great job and we were home by a little after 9:00am after a stop for donuts!
Thad wanted me to take a picture of his "hiney". Why not?
Here is sweet Thad as he was waking up. I didn't get a picture of Rhett afterward. He was very silly and dizzy, but kept trying to get up, so we were busy trying to keep him in the bed.