Micah is having a lot of trouble hearing. He can’t hear a normal speaking voice, and has even more trouble if there is background noise. At first, I was very frustrated with him because I thought he was ignoring me every time I talked to him, but it became clear that he truly isn’t hearing.
His ears are not obviously infected, but it does look like there is fluid behind his ear drums. So, we’re treating him as if he has ear infections, and hoping his hearing will return to normal if we can clear up the fluid.
However, I can’t help but worry about my little guy. I have two uncles and a cousin who all suffered permanent hearing loss after having a viral illness with a fever. Please keep him in your prayers. He’s my healthy guy, and this makes me realize how much I count on and need him to stay that way.
Aaron is still pretty sick, but thankfully the pneumonia and influenza tests were all negative. His fevers have let up some, but he has to work another 30-hour shift today, so say a prayer for him, too. He only has one more week of this awful rotation, then he’ll be able to get some rest.
Thanks for the prayers.