Back from yet another doctors visit! Eli had a follow up for his hearing today and I was anxious.
He did very well despite my mommy fears! He sat so still and didn’t make a peep!
He passed his hearing in the right ear and failed in the left. The diagnostician then tested to see if he had fluid in his ears- yup! Tons! He was actually surprised Eli passed in his right ear because of the amount of fluid.
Next we saw the ENT who was reassuring. He used a microscope to look at his tiny ear canals, they are that tiny! (He also pointed out that because they are so tiny, it’s impossible for a pediatrician to look into his ears and diagnosis an ear infection. Awesome. He also said that it’s unlikely he even had one in the first place but to continue to antibiotics. Grrr…)
He said everything we have been seeing with Eli is normal and nothing to worry about. Eli can hear (yay!!!!) and will probably need tubes to hear better.
We were concerned about:
-Eli refluxing/spitting up out of his nose
All this is normal because his insides are so tiny! Which is why the fluid just won’t go away. He needs to grow and when he does he will out grow most of this. The congestion isn’t really congestion- any fluid that gets in there makes him sound congested.
The hearing will be addressed when he’s about 6 months because we want to make sure he has a good start with his language acquisition.
So that’s the hearing update! Eli can hear and has tiny, microscopic ear canals filled with fluid. But, he can hear!