Today turned out to be a good day but a little bit stressful for me. Three weeks ago Brooks failed part of the hearing test at his preschool. They retested him last week and he failed it again. During the first test he was congested due to a cold so that is why they retested him. Last week he had horrible allergy symptoms. I do too. You can write your name on the sidewalk, that is how thick the pollen is. His poor little nose is peeling because of blowing it! So I called and got in with a Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. Today was the day and I was a little concerned but not too much because I knew that he had passed his hearing test the past two years at the Pediatrician's office. So they really put him through a bunch of tests. They put him in a booth while they tested him. I set outside with the technician doing the testing. It was just excruciating listening to that guy tell him to say a certain word and he just set there. My sweet little angel couldn't hear what he was supposed to during part of the test. I cannot even explain the emotion! As a parent, I just cannot stand the fact that there might be something wrong. I just wanted to cry. I was getting so anxious. It was obvious he was not passing the test like he should. So they brought him out and the guy showed me his hearing on a print out chart. It was lower than it should be in both ears. Then he told me that there was a silver lining. He said that when he tested the nerve that goes to his brain it is perfect. So, there is something behind his eardrum that is keeping the eardrum from vibrating fully in his ears. Most likely fluid. Whew!!!! I felt a little better!
So we waited to see the Dr. and finally he comes in a looks in Brooks' ears. He said there is a lot of fluid, behind his eardrum, in both ears. He said it was murky looking. Brooks has never had an ear infection so I thought that was kind of weird. He gave us an antibiotic and an allergy spray and wants to see us again in 6 weeks. Apparently it takes quite a long time to get rid of the fluid. I am SO anti-medication, especially if they don't really need it, but he said it could develop into an infection. Anyway, the doc is 99% sure that once the fluid clears his hearing will be back to normal. Say a prayer for him anyway please!!!! Thanks!
Oh yeah, he and I spent a lot of time together today and all he wanted to talk to me about was killing a turkey and cutting his hair like Jax and daddy!!! He started this hair talk a few weeks ago and won't let it go. I don't know if I can do it, but I keep telling myself it is just hair!! Right???