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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hearing Specialist

So we met the Hearing Specialist yesterday and I was really impressed.  He answered all of our questions and then some.  So as of now, there are two options when it comes to implants: the BAHA and the Cochlear.  Dr. Kitsko, believes Caleb may not be a candidate for the BAHA because you have to have one good ear and one bad ear or other exceptions.  Caleb has one bad ear and one semi-severe ear.  So that alone may make him not a candidate for the BAHA.  He is wondering if he may be a better candidate for the Cochlear.  With that being said, Caleb has not had a big workup as far as imaging on his ears.  His immune system took precedent for a long time and this is one of the things that still needs some investigating.  So the plan is to do an MRI and a Catscan to get some better images of Caleb's ears.  It is not uncommon for kids with one of the syndromes Caleb has to have abnormal anatomy of the inner ear.  So if he does, you hope that it doesn't effect the chances of him getting a Cochlear Implant if he is a candidate.   But only the images will tell.  So when they schedule his surgery for his teeth, they are going to try to get these images done while he is under anesthesia.  I am hoping everyone cooperates and we can do this under on GA (general anesthesia). 

Caleb also had bloodwork done yesterday to check his thyroid levels to see how his synthroid is helping his thyroid disease.  Poor guy had two rough sticks, but was a trooper so we took him to Louis Hot Dog for lunch.  He was all smiles once the hot dog came to the table.  He is one tough little boy.

I am still waiting to hear about Caleb's immune studies.   As soon as I hear anything I will let you know. 

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb and Camryn!!

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