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Monday, November 10, 2008

Tubes For Sure

Schaeffer had his appointment with the ENT today. It is confirmed, he will be getting tubes placed in his ears to equalize the pressure in the middle ear. His ears are still filled with fluid and his eardrums are still not vibrating as they should. While we were there at the appointment, the audiologist did a preliminary hearing test that only took a few minutes. She placed little ear buds in his ear and sent varying pitches into his ear canal. The graph showed what pitches his ears were registering. His left ear registered all pitches. His right ear, however, only registered the highest pitch. Although, the audiologist explained that the fluid might have been thicker in that ear or he may have made a sound that interfered with the test results. Regardless, after his tubes are inserted and the fluid is drained, we will return to the ENT for a follow up and for another hearing test. The ENT was pretty confident that Schaeffer's hearing would return to normal once the tubes were in and the fluid was gone. That's my prayer! The surgery will be Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 a.m. It is a very minor surgery which should only take a few minutes. We should be home in about an hour and Schaeffer should be back to his normal self the next day.

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