Monday, July 5, 2010

Allison's surgery

All went well on Friday in regards to Allison's tonsil and adenoid surgery. The doctor came to see us and told us all went well with that part of the surgery. Then he shared the bad news, while cleaning the mounds of wax out of her ears( I have never meet such a waxy kid) he found that both ear drums are retracted and paper thin, possibly from repeat ear infections( though she never complained about her ear hurting or never ran a fever) or it could be the Eustachian tubes not working. The left ear drum is so thin that an electrode from her CI has broken through. Needless to say we were shocked and a bit scared at the thought of the electrode being exposed to the outside. This needs to be corrected in the next few weeks. Allison is at risk for infection and failure of her CI if we let it go much longer.

Allison is looking at an additional surgery where they will fix the electrode and then most likely take both of her ear drums out( being deaf she does not use them anyway).

What an awful way to spend the summer, but at least we found this out before any serious damage was done.

I will give updates soon.

Please keep Allison in your thoughts and prayers. This is going to be rough on her.


leah said...

I will certainly keep her in my thoughts and prayers. I can't imagine chronic middle ear infections when there is a CI involved- we get worried enough dealing with just hearing aids! It will be good to get this taken care of, so that she doesn't have to worry about her middle ear getting infected again.

Lucas'Mommy said...

Praying hard for Allison. So sorry to hear that she'll need more surgery. I can only imagine what recovery is like now too. I'm glad they caught the eardrum problem before it got worse though! Take care!