Monday, February 22, 2010

Update on Jake

This morning his doctor said his ears were infected and he sent him on to see the ENT for the hearing loss.  So John graciously carried him.  Here is the rundown:
-His hearing was severely diminished due large amounts of fluid on the ear.  So they sucked out fluid from his ears (both ears are infected) and said that currently his hearing is equivalent to someone pushing their ears closed with their fingers and listening.  so basically mumbling. 
-His doctor this morning prescribed him an antibiotic and the ENT added another medicine as well.  He said that he is fairly certain his hearing will return but it will be a slow process taking 2-3 weeks. 
-He told John that we would just need to talk with his teacher about what to do about his school. He said that he didn't expect Jake to be able to hear much in the classroom unless they are talking directly to him.   And to expect the next couple weeks to be very frustrating for Jake because he really can't hear.

So if you could pray please:
1. For complete healing of his ears with FULL hearing to return
2. Wisdom for me, John and his teacher on what to do in the mean time regarding school.
3. That God would make this recovery speedy - that it would be shorter than expected.  He has already missed a lot of school
4. That God would comfort me through this process.  That he would give me and John and Jake patience with each other. 


Jill said...

So sorry, dear friend. I have been praying for you guys, and I will continue to do so. Please call me if you need some encouragement or just someone to listen. Love you.

The Spiveys said...

Praying for you right now, sorry. I know sickness can be so stressful. Will definitely be praying :)

Matt, Carrie, Lucy and Molly Allen said...

praying and thinking of ya'll!

Momof3 said...

Praying for sweet Jakey. I'll be sure to let Anna and Eric know in the morning, I know they will want to pray for him, too. I'll be praying for you and John too. I love you all so much! Wish we were closer, I think we need each other lots right now!

Lindsey said...

praying for those things. sorry the past couple months have been so rough. love you guys.