Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And another story :)

Here is a story about my friend Audra's little girl Lydia. She has been suffering from multiple ear infections since her birth, she is about 17 months old. She had been put on numerous antibiotics but never really resolved the problem but masked it. Audra & Kane (her husband) had been told when she was about a year old that tubes would be the best option for Lydia. They, like all parents, were apprehensive about it but knew the doctor knew best and went ahead with the tubes a few weeks ago. This is the email Audra sent just a few hours after the surgery:

Thanks so much for all your thoughts and prayers! Things went so smooth today. We got there at 7:30 and were loaded and leaving the parking lot at 9:30. Lydia was such a good girl. She didn't even cry when they took her away from us. She sleep half way home and then she was ready to play..yes, play! She didn't miss a beat.

I'm so glad we did this. The Dr. told us that she had a large amount of fluid just hanging out in her ear drum. I can only imagine all the sounds she was missing out on. Even though we didn't notice anything with her hearing..she will probably be a new little girl...but, hey she was great to begin with.
I spoke with Audra tonight and she is just about 10 days after the surgery and has already said 5 new words! This is probably due to the fact that she wasn't hearing as well as she should and now can actually understand what is being said to her and can repeat it clearly. What a blessing! Just thought I would share this story with you. I promise to post canoe pictures soon. So much happening!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

That is awesome! Kelton got tubes in Oct and hasn't had an ear infection since. We're very glad we got them also.