Sigh... the scar behind Jazzie's left ear is not looking right to me. We noticed on Friday that it looked a little red and a bit swollen. Jazzie was not complaining about it all, I just happened to notice it as I was putting her cochlear implant processors on. I called the ENT and we were told to let the area rest for the weekend and to give it a few more days. After the weekend I thought it looked better so I let it go, but this morning I notice that she has a pretty big lump at the top of her scar that wasn't there before. I am calling the ENT again this morning. This is the side that was just implanted last year and that has given us several problems :-(
The good thing is that Jazzie is not complaining about it hurting at all.
In a couple of weeks I have to take Jazzie to an orthodontist for an initial evaluation. We have had several issues with her teeth (extra baby teeth that needed to be extracted and crowding among other things). We have already been told that she is going to need braces, but her dentist wanted us to see an orthodontist to see if there is anything that he wants to do now or if we can wait a little long. In the words of her dentist: "It doesn't need a person with a dental degree to see that Jazzie's teeth are a problem". Poor kid - she has trouble with her ears, her eyes, severe environmental allergies and her teeth.
The good news is that her eyes are doing so much better. Wearing the patch and her glasses have been great and her eyes have improved tremendously.
Through it all Jazzie has remained happy, funny and smart. That's my girl!
**UPDATE** Called the ENT and he wants to see her this afternoon at 1:30.