Monday, March 24, 2008
Sickness and Hearing Loss
The sickness is...Morgan, poor baby! :( It started Saturday night. He had a fever for a while, but now it is just cold-like symptoms. For the most part he is still being a happy little guy. Maybe its just from teething...
The hearing loss is...Seth, poor all of us! I realize that it is not any fun for Seth not to be able to hear, but it is also very frustrating for everyone else in the family. We literally have to shout at him in order for him to hear us. Jason doesn't understand and gets mad when Seth doesn't respond to him. Caleb and I are generally quiet people so all this shouting and noise is wearing on our nerves. Seth turns the volume for movies up to a ridiculous level so he can hear it and answers questions wrong because he can't actually hear what was said and answers according to what he thought might have been said.
This has been going on for months now. It comes and goes...gets worse and then better. We are currently at it's worst. A hearing test at school showed a slight loss in one ear, so he was referred to a clinic in town. Because the loss was worse and in both ears for the second test he is being referred yet again, to a specialist in the hospital. Unfortunately he will not be able to see the specialist for at least 8 months.
So, we have been searching online for what could possibly be the problem. The simplest and most common problem would be Glue Ear, more commonly known as a fluid buildup. This can last up to a year if left untreated. I have found several natural remedies that might work. Caleb is going to call our naturopathic doctor in the States tomorrow to see what he recommends. Hopefully something will work quickly and we have a hearing boy long before he gets to see the specialist 8 months from now.
Posted by Dawn at 10:14 AM