Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Hearing Loss

Melanie had her hearing tested yesterday (delayed due to her ear infections 2 weeks ago).  We sat in a sound-proof booth and listened to various sounds, and she was rewarded for hearing them and reacting to them with a dancing duck in a box.  Interesting!  She has moderate hearing loss in both ears, due to fluid behind her ears.  Apparently there is a muscle that goes from the eustachian tubes to the palate, which may have been "traumatized" by her surgery, resulting in an accumulation of the fluid.  We are on a one-week course of antibiotics to see if that takes care of it; otherwise, we may be looking at tubes.  Colin had them and they worked wonders; I'm not really concerned.

Time to make the donuts ...

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