1.06.2010

Grinning from Ear to Ear



I went in to an ENT (Aka Ear Nose and Throat) Doctor and finally found out what was wrong.  After looking in her ear for two seconds he knew what was wrong.  Two seconds!  It irritates me that there can be such a run around having to work with both an ENT and audiologist.  I understand they have different roles and you need to work with both of them but... why?  Enough venting!  She has fluid in her middle ear and needs a tube.  It's also only in her left ear, nothing wrong with her right, and we go in on Wednesday morning.  They say it only takes 5 minutes... really?  That quick?  And they put her down with gas for only those 5 quick minutes.  They say after she wakes up she'll be fussy because they aren't used to surround sound and it makes them disoriented and takes a little getting used to.  They also have the tube in until it falls out on it's own anywhere between 12-18 months.  Hmm...  And we can't lay her down in a tub, and have to be super careful while giving her baths or taking her swimming so as not to get water in her ear.  That STINKS!  But hey, do I sacrifice my child's hearing just because I like to humptey dumptey her in the water?  Of course not.  I'm actually excited to get her hearing on the right track and I guess we don't go swimming as much as we did in Hawaii.  That kind of thing has got to be devastating for any child near the water.  As for it being anything else besides fluid the doc can find out when he suctions it out and sees things clearly.  So I'm glad we finally know what's up and that it's only in one ear.  Hopefully it's nothing more.  I'll let you know how everything goes Wednesday and wish me luck because Kurt leaves on Monday for training in Ohio and I'll be a single parent till Friday.  YIKES!

16 comments:

stef j. said...

YAY!!

i had a nephew with ear fluid, and once they drained it and did the tube thing, the problem was solved. i think they had to go back a few time and get it drained, but i mean long term, everything was fantastic.

i'm SO SO happy for y'all and alia!!

Alissa said...

One of my neighbors had the same issue with their son. He's 5 now and just fine, no hearing problems, no tubes, etc. So glad you guys were able to find out what the problem was!!
And good luck being a single mom.... yikes!

Williams Family said...

Woo Hoo!! Glad they figured it out! Good luck Wed and the whole week Kurt is gone. You'll both do great! ( you and Alia that is)

Stewart Family said...

I am glad that you were able to find out, and that it there is a fix. Good luck with the week alone :o)

mommybird said...

Mia's last tube just fell out yesterday :) She got them at 18 months. She was under for 10 minutes, it made her throw up a couple times and that was it. I'm glad they figured it out and she'll be able to hear.

Allens said...

What a relief! If you need anything, a babysitter or just a friend I am here.

Cari said...

that's great news! glad they were able to figure it out :)

christina said...

i'm so glad they found out what was wrong! curtis had tubes in both his ears when he was little and everything worked out well for him. good luck while kurt is gone!

The Julanders said...

Love ENTs!!!!!
I'll have to share RaeAnne's experience one day, if I haven't already.
LOVE the pic of Alia....must've been taken today. I now understand the meaning behind mine. (so I might have to tell you more later) :)
WOW, Kurt being gone! Sounds like party time. that or remodel time. :)

Matti said...

Awe, poor girl. Best of luck with that. Hope she's feeling better real soon!

Tyson and Shelise said...

That is good new, I bet that is nice to finally know what is going on! Good Luck this week as a single parent!

KEIKO GREENLEAF said...

Great news to start the year!!! Good luck with the week!

Carrie said...

Oh I really hope it all clears up quick! I just love her and I completely agree---she and Ellie would be such good friends! (thanks for the recent comments BTW :)
Hope your single mother week goes well...I'm sure it will, you are such an amazing momma!

iMaLLheaRt said...

yay! I'm glad you finally figured out what it was!

Melissa said...

okay so when I was young I had some sort of hearing problem very similar to this. After a while of draining fliud and whatever else they did (two years actually), I got the surgery and had a tube put in my year (only one) when I was four or five.

We lived at the beach and the pool when I was that age, so my mom did as the doctor told her, and put silly putty in my ears and pushed it to mold the whole hole (I don't know what else to call it) on the outside of my ears, and I was able to swim no problem without any water getting in at all. It felt weird and I couldn't hear anything but it kept the water out.

And I actually remember right after the surgery because I could hear things tht I had never heard before. I asked my mom what that strage noise was, and it was just the AC in the hospital room. I had never heard it before.

I also remember that I got a little sick to my stomach after (only once though).

hope any of this info can help you. and I am happy that she will be able to hear better! Good luck!

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