Thursday, January 11, 2007
Ears and Immunisations
Sheena and I stayed in the house for the most of the day, out of the heat, and enjoyed hanging out with each other. I am gong back to work next week, so there will be less of this quality time.
We had to go back for an ear-fluid assessment. Sheena's ears are very blocked, and she will need grommets. They don't usually do it until babies are 18 months, because if its done earlier, the babies grow out of them too quickly. As it involves a general anesthetic, you don't want too many procedures. About half of the babies in my DS coffee group also have or are getting grommets. Hubby's niece had them, and my nephew almost had them, so its pretty common.
It makes us wonder how well she can hear. She can definitely hear, but it might be awfully muffled. Try putting your fingers in your ears and talking, and that might be what Sheena hears - scary.
She also had to go in for immunisations. We went to the evening session, and by the time it was our turn, it was 7.30, and Sheena had just drifted off to sleep in hubby's arms. Three jabs this time. The first she didn't cry, but for the 2nd and 3rd she shed a few tears. Relatively, it wasn't really bad at all.
I am quietly nervous that the immunisations might kick off her IS again. There is a school of thought that IS is related to them, but her Neuro and Pead both say that it is unfounded. Still not 100% convinced. She has another appointment with the Neuro tomorrow. I have tried to squeeze all these appointments in before going back to work.