The first year Cupcake was here, we learned that she is deaf in her right ear. Her left ear hears normally (slightly better than average). In February '09, we found out why. Cupcake has cochlear malformations in both ears. The ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat Dr.) told us that when kids are born with this, they are typically profoundly deaf in both ears. She had never seen a child that could hear at all with this particular defect.
Until she met Cupcake. :-)
Since the doctors don't know why she can hear, they could not guarantee that her good ear would hold out. It could gradually get worse over time, or it could suddenly stop working for no apparent reason. Or it could continue working throughout her life.
So, if she loses hearing in her good ear, it's a big deal.
This week, Cupcake is complaining of not being able to hear well. She's saying, "What?" and "Huh?" a lot. :-(
We're concerned. :-(
We are going down to Children's Hospital tomorrow to have them check it out.
We're hoping for ear wax or an ear infection or something equally mild.
I'd appreciate prayers.
Blessings to you,
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