A Little Blessing

My name is Brandon Burditt. I was born with a bilaterral cleft lip and cleft palate. I had three surgeries in my first year of life; but that hasn't stopped me. Some say I am a little charmer; I love to cuddle, laugh, and play.
This is my journey...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Don't call me Brandon, my name is BUBBA!

Brandon has said this to me more than a dozen times.  We have always called him Bubba as a nickname, but apparently we have done this so much he insists his name is Bubba and not Brandon telling me he doesn't like the name Brandon anymore.  I guess Bubba Burditt is a great pro athlete name ;)

 Taking in the view of the BGSU football field
 50 yard line at his Pro Bowl game - NFL Little League
End of Football Season


This little fellow is a busy guy.  He LOVES his sports as I'm sure I've mentioned several times.  Currently he is playing in 3 sport leagues which consist of flag football, soccer, and coach pitch baseball.  This is in addition to weekly speech therapy...WOW...BUSY!!  Not only does my little guy have some mad skill, but his heart is in it 100% too.

Surgery time...

Surgery to get bilateral ear tubes inserted again was a success.  As Brandon is getting older he is definitely more aware of what is to come.  Even though I was trying not to tell him where we were going until the last possible moment, I'm sure he sensed it.  He was more "clingy" than usual when I woke him up, he told me he loved me several times, and when I told him we were going to go see the doctor about his ears he immediately said "NO SHOTS!".  We were fortunate that Brandon didn't have to get an IV for this procedure, they just used a mask to put him under anesthesia since it was a short procedure.  Even though I knew this was a pretty simple surgery, seeing my baby wheeled off to the surgery room and watching him wave Bye to me was tough.  I'm happy to say everything went well and my Bubba is back!  Doctor said he had some really thick fluid in his ears that has likely been a huge contributing factor to the hearing loss Brandon has shown recently.  We will follow up in 2-3 weeks for another hearing evaluation and check up and hopefully we will see some improved speech as well.  I can already tell a difference in his hearing as he heard someone whistling in the background on TV and asked me if I was whistling.  Love him!