Monday, February 16, 2009

Lookie here! A new ear canal!

On Thursday the 12th, a doctor in Portland removed most of the packing from Kai's new ear canal. He said the canal--though still quite swollen--looked good. No signs of infection.

There's still some packing in the new canal that will be removed in 2 more weeks, but as near as we can tell, the surgery was quite successful. Without his hearing aid, he could hear Keddrick and I whispering to him. In fact, he can hear me softly say his name from the dining room when he's in the living room. Woo hoo!

He's now wearing his hearing aid only on the left side. With an ear canal on the right and his hearing aid on the left, he has some directional hearing, too. Pretty dang cool.

He'll have an "official" hearing test in another two weeks and we'll post the results here.


  1. All I can say, is extremely cool.. looking forward to catching up.

  2. You don't know me....but I stumbled across this blog! My son, who is adopted from Korea, has atresia/microtia as well (unilateral). We will go through much of the same that you are going through with Kai when our son gets older. I am disappointed to see that the last entry was in February. I hope you will continue to blog about his progress!! He's so cute!