pearce: (romano >> psychoromano)
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oh well so it isnt fungus

now its a bacterial infection

my ear is indecisive
fuck you, ear

Date: 2009-02-25 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Henry has had an ear infection for like the past 6 months. Antibiotics are not killing it. After he gets his permanent resident status I want to get his head scanned if it's still there.

Date: 2009-02-25 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
just hope it isn't a fungal infection. those things are absolute pains in the ass to get rid of.

and if he's had it for that long, i'd skip the normal doctor and go straight to an ent. three different normal doctors did not notice the gigantic fungus chilling in my ear and only ents have. i don't know how as apparently it looks like bread mold growing in my ear, but they haven't.

also, has it been getting worse? because fungus loev antibiotics.

Date: 2009-02-27 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We're not entirely sure what it is - the walk in clinic doctor we have been going to claims he can see the infection on the ear drum.

He's had /this/ for over a year. We thought it was a rotting wisdom tooth, but we got that removed and the pain got worse. Not sure how much worse it's gotten. I'd say it's just really persistent.

Unfortunately, Henry has no coverage right now. We're paying out of pocket for his walk-in appointments and prescriptions. The second he is covered by the government, he will either be going to a specialist or to get his head scanned. We're sort of limited for about 8 more months.

Date: 2009-02-27 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ick. 8 months? i'd try to see an ent before then at least. so huh. i'm not sure what to make of the whole 'on the ear drum' thing seeing as i dont know if he meant the canal side or middle ear side

i dont know if you can get fungal ear infections in the middle ear unless you puncture your ear drum and in which case there is so much stuff for it to grow on. ick.

but yeah, go see a specialist as soon as you can.

Date: 2009-02-27 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Exactly. This whole situation is a mess.

There's not really any trying - it's pay thousands of dollars for a specialist, or wait for the immigration papers to go through and he can have everything done for free.

We played with the idea of sending him back to the UK or Estonia for treatment, but opted to go through with immigration instead.

Date: 2009-02-27 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
is it really that much for a specialist up there? holy dicks. just hope it doesn't cause irreversible damage in that time. and if it is a fungus, leaving it for that long is going to make it a major pain in the ass to even think about getting rid of.

is he getting any residue out of his ear? i know i stuck my finger in there once to scratch it/get something out of it and i had a bunch of black stuff on my finger. turned out to be fungus spores. if there's any of that sort of residue, prepare for oodles and oodles of fun and trips to the ent.

also hearing loss y/n? every ear infection i've ever had that wasn't like, swimmer's ear or something has always had some degree of hearing loss whether it be from excess wax production to infected fluid to drainage.

yeah, i hate ears.

Date: 2009-02-27 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The main thing to take into consideration is that Henry is not covered by Canada's health care. So for him to access our health system before he is a permanent resident himself costs money. It's about 100 dollars every time we go to a walk in clinic and get a prescription.

Yeah, no. No nasty fungus. Sometimes his ear is blocked and his hearing is slightly sacrificed.

We do have some really good ear drops that we paid for with my mom's insurance which seems to be making a difference. My neighbour next door recommended it because she has chronic ear issues and this is what her specialist gave her. The second he is covered, I am probably going to get the name of my neighbour's doctor for a referral.

Date: 2009-02-27 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He really doesn't have any side effects at all, minus pain.

Date: 2009-02-25 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
is that any better? seriously, that's disgusting.

i'm really, really sorry this has been bothering you.

Date: 2009-02-25 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
it tends to hurt more but!!! it is much much easier to get rid of.


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