Many of my family know that my oldest son suffered an infection in his ear that resulted in him spending 6 weeks in critical care. As a result of that, he had damage to the bones in his left ear, one of which had to be removed, and his hearing suffered. Recently, we had his hearing tested to determine what course of action would be best to help. When he first came out of the hospital, the Dr’s told us that they could replace the bone with a plastic prosthesis, but that the surgery would not necessarily make his hearing any better than it was already. Now however, they have a new titanium prosthesis which our Dr. tells us should return his hearing to almost normal. He will go in Dec. 21st for an out patient surgery. They will go through the ear canal for the entire procedure, and he will be able to go home with us that afternoon. It is amazing to me the things that science has brought to our society. Two years ago, this wasn’t possible, and now –here we are. It really makes me thankful for being alive in this day and age. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
Take care. Stick.