Monday, December 12, 2011

Can you hear me now?....

Update on Mary's hearing. Turns out, there is nothing to worry about. Thank you Jesus! We went to see her ENT, he looked at the schools report, checked her ears, and basically shrugged his shoulders. There is a tiny hole (again!) in her right ear, which he is not worried about, and an infection forming in her left ear. He is actually more worried about her left ear, just because of the amount of puss and wax he sucked out. Yuck.
As far as the right ear, she will never have a normal reading due to the surgery she had to repair the first hole. We will just watch this new hole for now. I guess what her pediatrician was seeing as water in her left ear was actually puss, indicating infection. So we have been doing drops, if it doesn't clear, we have to go back to the ear surgeon to see what he says. Apparently he has more sophisticated toys in his office. As for the school! The doctor looked over their report and didn't feel that their readings were of any concern. Of course considering all she has going on in both ears. He did however, feel that maybe they were just trying to cover their butts, and agreed to writing a letter telling them he is ok with her hearing, and he will take over from here.

I went right over to the school after seeing the doctor, figuring it will all be over. Of course, they seemed reluctant to just stop testing her, until I got a little more than aggravated and told them under no circumstances are they to test her hearing, ever again. "O.k., we will clear it with so and so,"etc.. That was the  Audiology department. I gave them the doctors name, phone number, fax, whatever they needed. I got a call from the school guidance counselor on Friday, she was wondering what was going on. Apparently the Audiology dept didn't tell her. Back to being aggravated. Nobody did anything after I talked to them, so I had to call the doctors office and tell them to fax the letter. I will give it until Wednesday, and make sure we are all clear. These little "bumps" throw me all out of wack. To top it all off, I broke a tooth, my fourteen year old is causing me grief, my son is doing terrible in one of his classes, and my husband is being cheap with me on my Christmas shopping! Everything always happens at the same time. I can't figure out if that's a good thing, or a bad thing. Take it all slowly, or get it over with all at the same time. Thank God there are more "smooth" days in my life!


Zibilee said...

Doesn't it seem like when it rains, it pours? We are dealing with one raging teenager, one sullen teenager, lots of family members with serious illnesses, and a restrictive Christmas budget over here, so I can sympathize with what you are going through. It stinks, and it makes things feel a lot less merry!

This school seems to have their collective head up their hiney, if you know what I mean, and you are a lot better than I am, because I would totally be over there, biting off heads if this was going on with my child. It's not like you don't already have enough to deal with with all Mary's hearing issues, but now the school wants to be a bunch of idiots! I will be hoping and praying that things get better soon. I mean, it has to get better, right?? I keep telling myself that!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Well I guess I heard all of this today, but all written down like that makes it sound pretty overwhelming. I'm just glad that Mary's hearing is OK, and that you don't have to go through some procedure. (Except to get the school to freaking pay attention.) I think the goal for us is to get through the holidays sane.