Although she was able to test him, she recommended he see an ENT for evaluation, She found medium to profound hearing loss in both ears especially to high pitched sounds. She wants to retest him after his ENT appointment. The next day we again travelled to the basement. This time for a visit to the ENT. This doctor found extreme impacted wax, fluid behind the wax in both ears and a punctured ear drum in his right ear. All of this would definitely make him feel that he couldn't hear much of anything. The ENT worked on him for quite some time and then recommended antibiotic drops and mineral oil. The main outcome of all of this is that HE CAN HEAR SO MUCH BETTER!!
For the first time he hears the Life flight helicopters coming in. We also have our TV at a MUCH more normal level so not everyone on the floor is enjoying (or not) the same program he is watching. Regularly there is a shoot out (John Wayne) or battlefield sounds (any war movie) coming from our corner.
Dr. Duke , in one of his funny and helpful moments reminded Louie how very useful that selective hearing is and how he should definitely hang on to some of it. GEEZ !!!!
Louie of course loved that but I was thinking "don't you have something else you need to be doing??? --- you, know medical emergency , saving someone else's life etc. etc. All of a sudden he comes up with all these words of wisdom!! I reminded him that he might not be such a good influence on my husband. Do you think that bothered him????---not at all.
On the other hand, Louie is working hard and moving toward home--keep praying. Dr. Duke says we are on the "home stretch".
Love to all,
Love to all,