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Monday, August 23, 2010
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!