Sunday, June 22, 2008

Some Dr.s Really Stink!

I never posted about Kenzie's ear situation this past month and a half. She has had the worst month of her life with ear pain, it has been very rough for her. When we were in Utah for Dad's funeral, she was complaining of ear pain, then she would wake up screaming and sweating everynight, clutching her ear in pain. I can't tell you how many times she has said, "We need to say a prayer mama!"because her ear was hurting so bad. I had it looked at twice in Utah, once at the audiologist, once at Urgent care, and finally at the surgeons, the surgeon was really the only one able to get in her ear and take a look, she was just in too much pain for the otoscope to go in her ear. The surgeon said she was fine and nothing was wrong, but obviously something was. So about two weeks after seeing the surgeon, her pain intensified even more and I was ready to scream even more. It was the hardest thing having her hurt like that and being unable to do anything. I called her surgeon again and he was such a jerk. He said,"IT WAS FUNNY HOW SHE WAS MIRACULOUSLY BETTER WHEN SHE WAS IN MY OFFICE." I wanted to smack him when he said that becasue obviously something was wrong. So last week she finally said Mama I want to try to wear my hearing aid again, she cautiously put it in her ear and smiled adn said, it didn't hurt anymore. I was exstatic becasue finally she had bilateral hearing again and wasn't crying all day at home and school. WHen I took her hearing aid off, the tubing was full of a yellowish substance. She said it was feeling better though. So the second day it was filled with liquid again which led me to believe her ear drum had ruptured. I took her to urgent care and she freaked when they wanted to look in her ear, obviously she has been extremely traumatized this past month and a half. So they get three people to hold her down and press her head against the table and Yes her ear drum had a tear in it from all the built up pressure that finally caused it to burst.She also had a nasty case of swimmers ear on top of it, so FINALLY some answers, it has been a nightmare. I never want to go back to that insensitive man with my daughter again! Anyways, I am so grateful for my ears and my hearing, I think most of us take our hearing, sight, ability to walk, etc for granted. I'm greatful my little girl has finally gotten some relief, it is just too bad they wouldn't put her on antibiotics to clear up her inner ear infection before it blew through her Tympanic Membrane.

5 comments:

The McEwen Family said...

awww i feel so bad for her and that she had to be in so much pain. I'm glad they figured out what was wrong and fixed it! I know what you mean about dr's they can be such jerks sometimes!!!

Angela said...

I'm so sorry! That must have been agonizing. I hate when my kids are in pain. That Dr. WAS a jerk! I'm glad she's got a diagnosis now and is doing better.

Audycamp said...

i hate jerf doctors. ear infections are the worst! and you'd think hers would be so much more sensitve with hearing aids. 2 of my 3 kids have tubes and they've helped so much.

Elizabeth said...

I felt so mad and sad at the same time reading all that.What a terrible thing to have happen. What a terrible way to treat someone. Your poor baby!How is she doing now?

Mrs T said...

You should write a letter to the jerk doc telling him that something was in fact very wrong! What a jerk!