Birth Defect

Friday, January 19, 2007

Wow thats a horrible phrase to say, isn't it? Birth Defect. Broken. Not properly formed in uturo. Flawed. Congenital abnormality. Mutation. Weird, because he seemed so... perfect.

Fuck you! He's still perfect.

Stuperman had his follow up appointment with his doctor. I LOVE our doctor. He always goes above and beyond. When we fought for two years for BlueBoy to have surgery, and switched over to Doc P, he saw Blue boy once and bam! he was into see a specialist and a surgery date was given. When Rainbow Man had really painful growing pains he ordered X-rays instead of patting me on the head and telling me to give him Tylonol. (Rainbow man has huge growth plates in his knee, he is supposed to reach six and a half feet)

We wanted to see that the fluid in Stupermans ear had gone down. It has. YES!! Oh, wait, no thats bad, becuase it has gone down, as in deeper into his ear. Doc P said Stuperman should have been diagnosed years ago. Which is a long time if you take into account Stupe is only two and a half.

His eustation tube is "sucked in" and he is 100 percent deaf in that ear. He should have had so many ear infections that he would have been diagnosed at six months. For some reason I walked out of Doc P's office inordinatly proud that he got his first one at two and half. Yea! I knew covering a babies ear stopped ear infections. I knew it!

What I did not know was that these types of defects are really easy to treat in infants, not so easy to treat in toddlers and very very difficult to treat in adults. So, dammit, eh?

Stuperman is going to see a specialist now, there was talk of some sort of one of a kind machine in western Canada, and cutting edge technology. But Doc P refused to speculate on Stupermans ability to hear in the future. And dammit he better be able to hear.

All I need is some snotty teenager telling me "But mom I didn't HEAR you tell me to clean my room."

This sucks. And No I'm not talking about my attempt to draw Stupe's ear issue.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay i'm the first to comment
i wish you guys the best of luck with stuperman! and i hope there is a way to treat it!


10:22 AM, January 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they are able to fix stupermans hearing. Not being able to hear would suck.

10:48 AM, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Shelli said...

They will figure out something. If not now, in time. Medical knowledge is progressing exponentially. Does he see a pediatrician?

3:21 PM, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Poor little guy! I am sure they will be able to help him. I'm sending some good thoughts his way!

Oh, and the autographed photo you wanted is on the way, too!

7:31 PM, January 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope and pray that he'll be able to hear out of that ear!!! I'm glad you have a good doc.

9:10 PM, January 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad that you've found a good doctor who takes the time and listens... sometimes those seem very hard to come by. i am sure that the dr. will take very good care of stuperman...

10:33 PM, January 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope they can fix Stuperman's ear. It's good to hear there are still a few Good Doctors out there...we still haven't found one for us yet.

3:16 PM, January 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with the ears!! My nephew has had a few surgeries on his ear, has lost hearing...I'm not sure of all the details but if you want, e-mail me, I'll get more info. GOOD THOUGHTS, and prayers headed your way!! (even though you're the only family in town that doesn't go to church - ha - I don't either, but I can still pray for ya')

7:37 PM, January 22, 2007  

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