I thought I was going to pull my hair out before from all the run around the district has given me with getting Brody an evaluation for speech therapy. Of course, I didn't knock on any damn wood or throw any salt over my shoulder. The issue is now even more complicated and none of my questions have yet to be answered.
Today Brody had his hearing test. He scored in the moderate hearing loss range. He has fluid in both of his ears and the ENT doc believes this is at the very least worsening the effect and potentially causing all of the hearing loss. His tubes that were inserted in May 2012 fell out of place some time recently. They were in place in April and they were out by his well check 2 weeks ago. He hasn't had a single ear infection since he got the tubes. The ENT said I can either schedule another surgery for ear tubes to keep fluid from his ears and they will additionally remove his adenoids or I can wait 6 weeks and see if the fluid drains and re-check and re-test his hearing. He said it depends on how old the fluid in his ears is, which we cannot tell, only guess.
So, yeah. What the hell?!
I opted to wait 6 weeks since he has been showing obvious signs of discomfort with his ears this week and his allergies have been really acting up since the season change. I think it's very likely the fluid is fresh, especially since he hasn't had any infection at all. I do not want to put him up to surgery again, nor do I want to pay for surgery again, especially when he hasn't had a single damn ear infection!
Of course, there is the potential outcome that the fluid won't be gone in 6 weeks and I will have delayed everything for naught.
AND, this only complicates the stupid matter of the school district requiring a flippin' hearing screening before proceeding.
I am so frustrated. I just sent the speech pathologist a polite, but frustrated email. I still haven't even confirmed if his pediatrician can give me SOMETHING saying he has no signs indicating vision impairment, which again, has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with his speech delay.
I had hoped that today I would have confirmation from his pedi regarding the vision thing and I would be able to produce a normal hearing screening. Instead, I have no answers and more problems.
I'm sorry I am complaining so much. I really am. I just want to cry. I don't know what to do or how to help my son.