Monday, October 21, 2013

Mister Monster

My boy is going to be a monster for Halloween.    Isn't he the cutest monster you have ever seen?  ISN'T HE???

That's what I thought.  (sorry it's blury.   Trying to get a picture of a toddler means acting very quickly)

My poor boy had to get his hearing tested last week.  For most people,  this wouldn't be a big deal.  But for a 15 month old boy who doesn't sit still, never mind sit still so people can stick strange things in his ear,  it was torture.  Hysterical crying, flailing, hitting,  squirming,  you name it.   It was a big ol' fail,  and now we have to go back for attempt #2.   The audiologist who attempted the test said it's easier to have two doctors in the room when testing children.   I'm not sure why there weren't two audiologists in the room to begin with - it's not as if we kept his age a secret when making this appointment.  The doctor said she was used to testing kids and it's evident that they do work with kids judging on the bin of toys they have in the testing rooms,  but I'm not convinced this is the right place for us.    If attempt #2 is also a fail,  I'm going to get a pediatric specialist at Mass Eye & Ear,  which I should have done in the first place.   Our pediatrician recommended the audiologist department at a local rehab hospital so that's where we went.   But what is the point in living so close to the best hospitals in the country if you don't use them?  Mass Eye & Ear is ranked  #7 for ENTs in the country.  The COUNTRY.   And it's like a 20 minute drive from where I live.   Boston Children's Hospital is the #2 children's hospital in the country.   Also about a 20 minute drive.   Our appointment for attempt #2 at our current audiologist is on October 31st at 2pm.    By 3pm I will either have an official diagnoses or be calling some hospitals in Boston!

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