It has been almost one week since surgery and Ethan is doing so well. The site of the incision is still pretty tender, but that is the only thing bothering this guy and it's mainly just a problem at night. He has been tossing and turning throughout the nights trying to get comfortable. The surgeon wanted him to wear that blue bandage during the night, but Ethan won't keep it on for more than a few minutes at a time. I think the purpose is to pin his ear against his head to keep it from sticking out as they sometimes do after this surgery. His other ear sticks out just a tad, which suits his situation rather well since it holds the ear piece and his glasses.
He has been too sore behind the ear to wear his glasses. He hasn't worn them since the surgery and I'm hoping that it won't be a big battle getting him back into that routine. Speaking of his eyes, we found out that he won't need surgery for a few months. That was welcome news as he needs time to adjust to having another ear and all the mapping sessions that entails over the next few months.
We're also happy to see that Ethan's balance seems to be unaffected by this recent surgery. That was a concern our surgeon had all along since we have no research on the affect of bilateral implantation on small children with motor delays. He's very sure on his feet, even without the benefit of corrected vision.
I have been knee-deep in reading and thinking about diet and supplement changes for Ethan. We're about to make some big changes around here.
Have a good day everyone.