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Both Children Have Ear Problems

I’ve been spending so much time worrying about my autism son and his ears, I didn’t even think about worrying about my daughter.  She has had two surgeries to repair a small hole in her ear.  The first one didn’t work, but the second one did.  Friday, she had a follow-up appointment with her ENT.  I was expecting it to be routine.  I was shocked when I found out that it wasn’t.

My husband took her to the appointment.  If I even thought there might be a problem, I would have went.  The ENT thinks he saw something in her ear.  A cyst.  Just what I was worried about with my son.  Among other possible things that could be going on with his ears.  It’s not a big deal.  If there is a cyst, it’s been caught early.  There shouldn’t be any hearing loss from it.  But it would mean surgery. My daughter does not do surgery well.

She has an appointment scheduled for Friday to have a CAT scan.  Then she has another appointment with her ENT for the following Friday to go over the results.  My son is scheduled for an ABR in November.  While she has him under, she will get a good look in his ears with the microscope.  We will follow-up two weeks later to discuss her findings and determine what to do next.

Other than that, everything is going good.  I’m taking it day by day, trying not to worry about what I can’t control.  Especially since I don’t have any answers.  As always, I’ll update as I have more information.

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