last time this kinda thing happened, she had strep. Once we pieced it all together this evening, I took her to an urgent care center.
"Dis one has sparkles, isn't it cute?"
"What does it say? Will you read dis one to me?"
"Cin-er-ella, see Mommy! I like dis one!"
"Look at all dese cards, dare girl ones."
"Ooo, dis ones got sparkles, see? What does it say?"
from me. She is such a blessing!!
Jenna isn't the only one that went to doctor this week, Bethany complained about her ears hurting on Wednesday. I took her to see our pediatrician. It turned out that she didn't have an ear infection but her tonsils were swollen so she prescribed Bethany an anti-biotic, hoping to help prevent an infection and get her feeling better all around.
I had taken Bethany to her ear nose and throat doctor's office a couple months ago, after she had several infections, a re-ruptured ear drum and complained about her ears popping and not being able to hear well. We saw a PA who assured us that her ears looked fine, except for a small hole from where her tube had fallen out and it hadn't closed. She said it may close on it's own, or we may find it needs to be repaired much later. She said her hearing was fine and that the hole wasn't large enough to worry about. She prescribed Bethany a nasal spray to help with all her sinus issues and we have been giving her allergy medicine.
I filled our pediatrician in about all that we discussed at the ENT's office and she explained that it looked to her like Bethany may be developing scar tissue behind the hole in her ear. She was concerned that it needed something done with it and wanted me to have our ENT look at it. Our doctor felt Bethany may need surgery to prevent the scar tissue from growing and causing hearing loss. We love our pediatrician and so value her opinion, Bethany has an appointment in September with the ENT.
We are praying that God will heal Bethany's ear and that in September it will not need surgery. Bethany is a worrier and listened to everything our doctor said. We would appreciate prayers for Bethany's ear.
As we were walking in the house after Bethany's appointment , Bethany said, "But what's so bad about having hearing loss?" I told her that once you lose your hearing you can't get it back and that we wouldn't want that to happen. We read a book about Thomas Edison this summer and Bethany said, "Yeah, well Thomas Edison had hearing loss and he survived just fine!"