- Tue, Jul 25, 2006 /
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I know, I know...no pictures. But we''re going on vacation next week and plan to have the camera out at all times, so expect an onslaught then! :-)
I just wanted to give a quick update about Arden''s ears. We had the appointment with the pediatric otolaryngologist yesterday. She will be getting ear tubes in two weeks. He was ready to do the surgery next week, but we''ll be away.
The bottom line is, she constantly has fluid in her ears. The low dose antibiotics is working well enough to keep the fluid from not becoming infected, but she still deals with the fluid in her ears day in and day out. Not comfortable.
The great news is that her hearing is wonderful still. She''s so verbal, we weren''t overly worried, but we were thrilled when she did so well during her hearing test. She did present quite a challenge to the audiologists though. After the first few times she heard the sounds from the sides of the room, she would anticipate it coming and just watch and weight for her little bear friend to light up. They ended up switching to give Arden a new face to look at, and the second audiologist was much more adept at getting her attention. She had them pulling out all the tricks. What can we say, our child is a genius!
The procedure will be quick, and while we know it is a common surgery, it is still scary for us to have her under anesthesia. She couldn''t be in better hands, with the doctors at Children''s Hospital, so we take solace in the fact that we are near such a great institution who specializes in kids, not grownups!
Please keep Arden in your thoughts on August 7th. We know that the tubes will provide her with relief, and that she will feel better, so this is entirely, 100% worth it.