Tuesday, April 6, 2010
April 6th, 2010
Carver spends a lot of time rolling around on the floor. He got a really cool Puzzle mat for his birthday. All of the squares are textured and the inside pieces all come apart. It even has a big green button you can push that plays music.
We continue to have problems with Carver's right CI. The CI works great. It's the skin covering the implant. He has had this darn seroma covering the implant since day 1. It's crazy. The seroma was draining good and the skin was starting to heal - until last night. Last night a big piece of skin came off (like a scab). Yellow junk was coming directly from the seroma - Yuk! This is the same junk that has been draining from his ear tube. Today, the color turned to a weird gooey red color. I called the doctor and he changed the antibiotic to something stronger. He said that he expected this to happen. Great. He also scheduled Carver for surgery this Thursday. He's going to have to re-open the site, clean it, and sew it up. I'm so tired of this darn ear. It's been a problem since day 1. I can't believe it's been 5 months and it's still a mess. The other ear is perfect. We've never had a single problem with it. I'm stressed over the surgery on Thursday. I just want this ear to heal so Carver can get the full benefit of his implants. I have no idea what to expect this Thursday. My fear is that he is going to find something more serious wrong. Something is just not right. Even with a puncture to the seroma, the fluid continues to build. This seems really wrong to me.