This morning Leala and I took Joey to the children's hospital to have tubes put in his ears. He has apparently had a number of ear infections that caused a differential in pressure that has led to some hearing loss. With the tubes, the pressure should be equalized and his hearing should fully restore.
He was a real champ. Before the procedure he was playing with the toys in the waiting room and driving a toy car around. At the time of the procedure, he drove the car to the operating room and then very peacefully went with the nurses. As always, Joey charmed everyone he ran into and had everyone fawning over him.
The procedure literally took about 5 minutes. Afterwards, he was groggy but alert and he is now playing with Mia and Kaden.