Sweet Ali girl is having tubes put in her ears tomorrow morning. After failing 3, yes you read that right 3, hearing tests I finally found an ENT that would put tubes in my baby. The first 2 doctors were "uncomfortable" operating on her because of her having Down Syndrome. So, here we are 5 months after I first started trying to make this happen...it's happening.
The surgery coordinator called to ask some questions. Was she full term? Don't know.
Has she ever had surgery? One that we know of.
Was that surgery done at Texas Children's? No, in Ukraine. Pause.
Was she adopted? I can't tell you how much I wanted to say "no." But, I didn't.
Is is up-to-date on her vaccines? Beats me.
Is there anything in your religion or culture that pertains to surgery that the doctor should know about? Um, just don't kill her. That got me a chuckle from the lady. Ma'am, it's a 15 minute surgery. She'll be just fine. Well, I thought, you asked!
Her surgery is scheduled for 8:15 in the morning. I'm so excited to see what sort of difference this makes in our sweet girl, if any. I know she can hear. I hope this makes her hear clearer and softer sounds.
Although, in all honestly, there aren't many clear and/or soft sounds in our house.