Wednesday, June 2, 2010
June 2nd, 2010
Since my last post, Carver's wound behind his right ear (CI) has broken open AGAIN. The infection from the Cochlear Implant is not going away. Carver is being scheduled to have his right Cochlear Implant removed next week. Bio Film infections are nearly impossible to get rid of without getting rid of the foreign object that the infection has adhered itself to. This completely stinks for a lot of different reasons. One, we've wasted nearly 9 months. Two, this will set us back a minimum of an add'l 3 months before he can be re-implanted. Three, Carver has to go through at least 2 more surgeries. The doctor gave us the option of going back in again and cleaning things up - maybe moving the implant to another location. The risk is that the infection will still be there and he'll end up STILL needing to have the implant removed - meaning a total of at least 3 surgeries. Based on the fact that we already cleaned it out once and the infection is still there, I just prefer to take the implant out. This will give his body a chance to get rid of the infection and we can start with a fresh implant and pocket. However, even with the infection hanging out for the past 9 months, Carver continues to be a happy little boy. He doesn't seem to be bothered too much by it.