Monday, August 23, 2010

Still Infected


Alas, the "pink medicine" is completely gone, and Nolan's right ear is still sticky. I took a peek in there with an otoscope, and it doesn't look good. Thankfully, I have oodles of Ciprodex. I am giving Nolan the Ciprodex twice per day in the hopes that it will stave off some of the infection! The pediatrician will be called to (hopefully) get in tomorrow for a different oral antibiotic. The amoxicillin didn't cut it this time! We can't get in to the ENT until September 13, so we're doing the best we can until that date rolls around on the calendar.

Nolan has his bone conduction hearing test* today, to try and replicate the results we obtained at the John Tracy Clinic. If we get the same results, then we know that Nolan's low and mid-frequency loss is largely conductive in nature. I have a feeling our September 13 appointment with the ENT will be a rather long one.

*For those who are worried about the ear infection affecting the results of the hearing test: we are running a bone conduction hearing test, which bypasses the middle ear and any possible infection or middle ear dysfunction. The infection won't have any effect on the hearing test results. It will have an effect on his air conduction scores in the right ear, of course!

4 comments:

rouchi said...

I hate these ear infections!! I really hope he is well soon. Maybe he needs something more or longer course of antibiotics.Prisha needed 10 days to finally get rid of her year long ear infection.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

The second round of antibiotics never tastes as good as the first. At least in my experience. I was in love with that bubble gum flavor.

Hope it heals quick when you bring out the big guns. Also, I love the whiskers!

spherescamp said...

I remember the "ear infections of doom" that required multiple rounds of antibiotics to clear up. Hopefully, the next round will make it go away!

Apraxia Mom said...

Feel better soon, little man! That sure is one stubborn ear infection!

The whiskers are ab-sol-utely adorable!