This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Can You Hear Me Now?

  • Kitty has been complaining for over a year that her ear feels blocked. When we go to the doctor for other things I have them look at it, and they usually say there's a lot of wax and we might want to use Debrox or something, but nothing to worry about. The psych hospital though said that her ear was completely blocked. So I used one of those bulb syringes and flushed her ear out with Debrox, warm water, and hydrogen peroxide. As part of the evaluation process, the school tested her hearing, and said she still couldn't hear out of that ear!

  • So on Monday, since she only had a half day of school, I took her to the doctor, and they flushed out both her ears. Gross! Suddenly she could hear again!! (yes, they tested). Unfortunately, she discovered that she was much more sensitive to sounds and it added to her anxiety level. *sigh*


Mommy's Journeys said...

You can mix up 1 cup of water per 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and drop into her ear regularly to keep the build up from happening again. Natural and works like a charm. And just in case you didn't know, vinegar doesn't smell once it has dried, so no one will "smell" her ears!

Mommy's Journeys said...

Oops! That should be 1-2 tablespoons of ACV, not 1/2. Sorry!
Oh, and my word verification for my last comment was tonnes which made me think of tones. Rather fitting for this post!

Miz Kizzle said...

Some people just naturally produce lots of ear wax, myself among them. It's not caused by poor hygiene. Nobody has a definitive answer as to why it happens.
My ENT clears out my ears for me every six months. Between visits I use Debrox.