Thursday, May 6, 2010
May 6th, 2010
Carver seen his ENT again yesterday. The right CI site STILL has some fluid. He thought that the fluid had gone down. The fluid builds during the day, but starts off pretty dry in the morning. His ENT had some time to visit with other doctors about the infection. He says that it is possible that Carver has a BioFilm infection in the Cochlear Implant package. This would have gotten contaminated at the time of implantation, I believe. Everything that I have read indicates that it is nearly impossible to get rid of the infection without removing the implant. Apparently, it is difficult for typical antibiotics to penetrate the package that forms around the implant. The doctor wants to try to ride it out - hoping the antibiotic will clear up the infection. I would like to be optimistic, but I'm not feeling good about it. Please pray that the infection goes away and that Carver doesn't have to go through 2 more surgeries.