Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We are back from the ENT Doctor

Zachary had his appointment with the ENT this morning. After waiting for about an hour and a half, we finally got called back. We met with both the doctor and an audiologist to have his hearing checked. He does still have fluid in both ears and his hearing is being affected by the fluid. One ear is worse than the other. His ear drums are not moving at all because of the fluid and that is what is causing the hearing loss. The good news is that when she bypassed his ear drum and the fluid to check the nerves, his hearing was fine, so once we get the fluid cleared up, he should be able to hear perfectly well again.

Since this was the first time this doctor had seen us, he wants to treat Zachary with medication first. We are to continue his Zyrtec and Singulair and he is also to use a nose spray and he placed him on another antibiotic. We follow up in 3 weeks, on February 23. The doctor thinks this should be enough time for him to tell whether or not the medicine is going to help. He said that if his ears still look the same in 3 weeks, then we will talk about putting tubes in.

2 comments:

Ellis Family said...

trapsWHOA! I had no idea this was all happening! I hope it all turns out ok and let me know if you need anything!!!!!!!!!!

canscrap4u2 said...

Hannah and i take both of thos meds. I hope it helps; did they tell you to take them at night? because neither one quite make it 24 hrs. and about early afternoon or evening, they wear off if you take them in the a.m., which is when you need it to work..during the day I mean.