Monday, February 18, 2008

Hearing Test

I had wanted to spend an evening stitching on Harvest Witch but I only ended up stitching for about 90 minutes instead. I really am amazed on how fast this one is stitching up. Maybe it just seems like it because I am working on it with Renee. I have to admit I enjoy doing SAL's because I think it is neat to know that someone else is working on the same thing at roughly the same time as I am. :)



This morning we took Mac back to see Dr. B. and find out exactly what is going on with his ear. The swelling has finally gone down enough in his ear for Dr. B to get a good look at what is going on in the inside of his ear. He does have a skin growth in his ear causing all the problems. It is called a Cholesteatoma. This relieved us some but not much since it is going to require surgery to remove it and it has to removed. This of course brings up the question how much hearing loss does Mac have in his left ear now. We were able to get his hearing thoroughly tested today and in his left ear Mac has about 50-60% hearing loss. Which means if he has his left ear to you and you are talking more than likely he can not hear you. The upside to this is the nerve that runs by the ear is still good so surgery to repair the damage done looks like it is a possibility. However that won't be for at least another 6 months to a year after the first surgery.

The irony of all of this is the doctor said this wasn't an emergency so there is no rush on the surgery! Excuse me....hmmm hearing loss I would consider that an emergency! We are scheduled to see the surgeon next Monday and we will see where it goes from there.

After being gone all morning I like coming home and seeing this......


and not everything all chewed up! Gracie sure has a good big sister who keeps her out of trouble:)

15 comments:

Dee said...

awwwwww...cute pups. Glad to hear that nothing was chewed up. Gracie must be growing up.

Chiloe said...

I hope everything will be fine for Mac surgery. I know it's hard to schedule a surgery but you're right, it's important to have this skin growth!!!

I still love your beautiful witch ;-)

Dawn B. said...

Wow I'm behind on my reading. Love the fob you did, The kitties are looking good. AWWWWWWW what a pair of cuties. I love SAL's for the very same reason and yours is looking good.

Itching To Stitch said...

Harvest Witch is just soooo cute.

Sorry Mac has to have surgery, but glad it's not a serious growth ;)

stitcherw said...

I'm sorry that Mac has to have the surgery, and that they don't seem to think that it is an emergency. Hopefully they'll get him in quicker than they are implying. However, that's great that it is something they think they can correct. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers that soon his hearing and comfort will be much better.

Harvest Witch is looking so pretty. It is fun to do projects as a SAL. Knowing someone else is working on them is a great motivator.

Very cute picture, they look adorable. Glad that they were both good while you were out.
Sue

Jenn said...

What a cute SAL piece you are doing. I've not seen this one before.

I hope everything goes ok with Mac and that you can get the sugery moved up.

Becky K in OK said...

What a cute photo of your furry babies. What breed are they?

tkdchick said...

Your witch is coming along nicely! I enjoy SAL's as well they're a huge motivator!

Kendra said...

Great doggie picture! That little Gracie is just too cute!

Sally said...

I hope everything goes OK with Mac and you get his surgery done soon.

Aww what a cute piccie of the dogs:)

Carol said...

Poor Max (and you!) - I sure hope the surgery does what it needs to do... it would be horrible if he has to live with hearing loss {{{HUGS}}}

Chiasmata said...

Give Max a big hug! And yourself. Surgery is scary at the best of times, little own for your kids. I hope the appointment goes well.

Carla said...

Hope you can schedule a surgery soon.
Cute pic of Gracie and her big sister :)

Lillie said...

HW is looking very good. I've kinda grown to like this chart..LOL
So sorry to hear about Mac condition and hoped that the surgery will be able to correct his condition. All the best.

Aww! you fur babies looks so cute.

Michelle said...

Harvest Witch is looking beautiful. Glad to hear that his ear is fixable - hope that you get good news from the surgeon!