Thursday, July 2, 2009

Opposite of Good

Today is not a good day. It might be the complete opposite from good day.

If you follow Emmi's story on her blog, then you know that her left cochlear implant has been giving us (okay, not really me, that thing is not in my head) some trouble for quite some time. The electrodes shifted. There has been a short between two other electrodes. We have been watching and waiting to see what needed to be done for a few months. Re-implantation had been discussed, but put off.

Last week, Emmi started complaining of pain in her ear. Then she stopped wearing her implant. Last night we were up all night with Emmi in so much pain that I finally relented and gave her codeine. Today, after several phone calls back and forth with her ENT and Audiologist and many other team members it was determined that a CT scan was needed now. Or, like, yesterday. There is some thought that the implant has shifted more. There could be infection around implant. Perhaps it will need to come out now. We don't really know what is going on, but the doctor is worried. Surgery was said a lot during the conversation.

8 comments:

Not a Granny said...

Aw Crap honey! Thinking of you and Emmi!! **Hugs**

Not a Granny said...

Forgot to mark the box for follow ups!! Sorry.

Allie said...

Oh man, I'm really sorry for Emmi and you both. I hope she doesn't need surgery, at least not right away, I'll be thinking of you guys. Hope everything works out for the best.

Aimee' said...

Really sorry Emmi, and you & Kenny, have to go through this. I hate to hear she's in pain. I'll be thinking about you guys. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Kristina said...

Terrible, really. Hasn't she been through enough lately??? So sorry about this. Hope they can make it so she isn't in pain ASAP.

I am Trish Marie said...

We are on standby for CT today. They told us they will take her as late as 7pm today, so we just have to sit and wait until then. If they can't get her in today, then she will have a CT Monday. Until then, they are asking that she not wear the processor at all in case it internally shifted (ie it could be electrically stimulated things that should NOT be electrically stimulated.).

Zakary said...

I hope everything is ok.

Keep us posted.

I am Trish Marie said...

We now have an appt with the audiologist at 9am on Monday (they are closed tomorrow), and the surgeon will come over between surgeries to see her. Still waiting on our CT time....