Friday, November 03, 2006

Today was Joey's appointment with his ENT about his hearing. He failed his hearing tests with both of his ears when he was born and at a couple months failed the left. At that time, the ENT was unable to see into his ear canals so we were scheduled for today. Still today, at almost 8 months the ENT was unable to see into either of Joey's ears. Patrick and I have both noticed lately that when we call out Joey's name, he doesn't look at us right away. We usually have to call his name out multiple times and get louder each time.

Well, his ENT wants to take Joey to the OR, sedate him to clean out his ears, do a hearing test and if needed, put tubes in. JUST WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR! I'm so nervous about having Joey put under. The good thing about this is, that since Joey was too small at birth to be circumcised, that his ENT is going to call his urologist and coordinate the procedures together! The urologist wanted to wait until Joey is 1 year old to put him under, but since they're both in Yale's operating room on the same day, they're going to try to work something out. I just hope the urologist's schedule has an opening! The younger the better to have that done! It killed me that they couldn't circumcise him at birth.

I know Joey can hear out of his right ear, I just hope there's not much of a loss in his left and that maybe it's all just fluid from his ear canals being so small. I'm suppose to get a call today or Monday with an OR appointment hopefully for both!

5 comments:

Christina said...

I am sorry about the bad news. I am keeping my fingers crossed it is just fluid. Hang in there girl!

Stephanie said...

Wow...I must be totally out of the loop because I thought he had it done when he was born. LOL. At east they will be able to do both procedures at the same time. Any idea when the procedures are going to take place?

I know Joey will do great, he's a strong little guy.

Jessica said...

They took him to have it done, then brought him back 5 minutes later when the doctor realized he was too small to do it :)

Michelle said...

I hope it's just fluid too! I know what you mean about having him put under. Kayla's had tubes twice now. The last set has come out, but thankfully at the last follow up she was still ok. I'm still waiting for the ENT to say she'll need a 3rd set though :( Hopefully they can get him scheduled to do both procedures on the same day!

Amy said...

My oldest has had three sets of tubes and my middle one set and I'm sure another will follow in the next few months. If it's anything like ours' it's really quick. My boys did not have IVs and it's most like sedation than completely under. They were gone for maybe 30 mins. I think it was more like 20. Good luck!