Thursday, July 21, 2011

Down to the CEI

Mosquito bite didnt do any damage and as a precaution Dr Reinisch had me call the local dr to get him on an antibiotic. By the time Tom and I ran it up to the campsite last Tuesday night it all ready looked much better.
We had our appointment with Dr Roberson yesterday about the hole in the bottom ear drum. He used a paper technique to fix it where he cuts some of the hole and puts medicine and a piece of cigarette paper over the hole. He says 80% of the time that works and it heals. If not he will do a tissue replacement over it and its not as bad as I thought which was a whole revision. He didnt know how it happened and doubts anything was stuck in the ear because its around the corner in the bottom which would be tough to get to. Staying positive and will see local ENT at end of August to see if it worked.

Hole in Ear Drum and Another Mosquito Bite 7/11/11

Yesterday Robbie got stung by a mosquito above right ear and right on membrane behind. Its red and swollen of course but the ear is fine THANK GOD. All kids are leaving for there annual week camping trip with Grandma and Grandpa today and Robbie happened to have his first canal cleaning since his implant replacement surgery in March. Took him in and the doctor said its not that bad just a little wax do you want me to clean it and I said well yea since we are here. As soon as he looked into the ear he said he has an infection. Then came worse news as he pulled away the wax. He has a hole in his lower ear drum. I think my mouth hit the floor at that point. He thinks he has had it for a while because it looks like it is trying to heal. So strict orders to not get it wet and definatly NO lake swimming and drops 3 x daily for a couple weeks.
I barely made it out the door before the tears started and Robbie looking at me like im nutts saying whats wrong is it broke? No Robbie I said you have a hole in your ear drum. He looked confused and said is that bad. LOL I love him so much!!!! Got home and called CEI and asked for guidance on Dr Robersons assistants answering machine. I also emailed Dr Reinisch about it and pics of mosquito bites. Assistant got back to me within a hour and told me its ok just dont get wet and there is three things that can happen. It can heal on its own, Dr Roberson can do a 30 second procedure of putting a paper over it, or of course the bad word revision. Because we are around 6 hours North of Palo Alto its worth going there when the kids get home and will be doing such next Wednesday. They will also be doing a hearing test while we are down there to see if its effected his hearing.
Really there is nothing left to say :(