Caitlyn had her first surgery last week and hopefully her last. She came through with flying colors and recovered in just hours. She cried for about 30 minutes after the anesthesia and Jeff found it quite comical watching her eat her popsicle but he did remember to take a photograph.
We had noticed that she wasn't hearing us well at all and was asking us to repeat ourselves when we were just inches away from her face. The ENT doctor confirmed our suspicions that she honestly could not hear us and it was not just selective hearing that many children have.
Luckily, it was an easy fix. She had a lot of fluid behind the ears. We tried a decongestant for a month and that did not work. In fact, it got worse and she had multiple ear infections within that time period and was in constant pain towards the end. It became so sad. She couldn't hear and always said it hurt.
She commented one day that the batteries in her ears didn't work. I asked her how she knew that some people how batteries in their ears. She said that her teacher told her class to put on their listening ears and her ears didn't work. She said her batteries were broken. Poor thing.
Well, luckily her batteries are now fixed. With tubes put in and adenoids taken out she is all put back together. The ENT found a lot of mucus behind her ears so no wonder she was in so much pain (not his words, mine - so completely a mother's guess!).
Only bad news, she is back to being so loud. But I'm glad she is better!