Friday, December 15, 2006

Surgery update

Joey's surgery went very well. His ears were full of fluid & wax but unfortunately, his ears canals are still too small for tubes. So the doctor cleaned his ears out and the audiologist did his hearing test. His right ear is still perfect, his left is good but not perfect. The audiologist compared it to someones eyes starting to go bad, but not needing glasses yet. So we have to go in every year now for an annual hearing test and maybe in the future, he might need a hearing aid.

He woke up just fine after his trip to the OR. He was so unlike most of the other babies in recovery. It seemed like all the other babies were crying and screaming. There was Joey, happy as can be, blowing bubbles at everyone who walked by. HE'S SUCH A TROOPER!

Joey's ENT is planning on scheduling another ear cleaning the same day as Joey's circumcision in April to do another ear cleaning and possibly then tubes.

7 comments:

Flipflop Mamma said...

I'm so glad he can hear! I'm just wondering, but why is he getting circumcised?? Why wasn't it done at birth? Religious reasons?? I'm really just nosey :)

Jessica said...

He was too small at birth for it to be done and we've thought about not doing it but decided to for sanitary reasons. Heehee, I'd be nosey too :)

Michelle said...

so glad the surgery went well and he came out of it ok!

Rebecca said...

Glad to hear that all went well.

amy flege said...

iam so glad all went well! yeah joey!!

Amy said...

So glad to hear things went well! Surgery is stressful. We've had ear tubes done many times, and every time I'm so relieved when it's over!
You are doing great. You have a lot of your plate and you always seem to such such a great outlook! My hero! :)

Trina said...

Joey sounds just incredible. You do too. This has to be challenging for all of you. And I cannot believe that just days later, you're baking cookies. You guys are AWESOME!