Monday, June 29, 2009

Specialists for everyone!

Elijah and AJ both went in for check ups on Friday. Our big concern over Elijah's 2 year check up was his ears. I don't know if you remember me posting, but if he continued to have problems he was going to refer him to an ENT.

Elijah still has A LOT of fluid behind his ear, especially the left one. They did a tympanogram to check the fluids behind his ear. His right ear had a slight "mountain" (mountain = good), but his left ear was COMPLETELY FLAT. I mean, there was no peak AT ALL... so he has a TON of fluid behind there. Discussing this, then also came up his speech. I said first, he didn't talk at all. He understands everything we tell him, but wouldn't talk. Over the past month or so, he has started "talking," but it is complete gibberish. We can catch words here and there, but overall we can't understand anything. (even basic words, like "ball," he says "gall") He's concerned he has had so many ear infections over the last year it's affecting his speech.... so he's referring him to have a speech evaluation coupled with the ENT referral. I know it isn't really that big of a deal, but I'm still kinda sad my poor lil' guys' ears have come to the point of ENTs and speech evals!

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