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Dr Appt, No aid today?, Perspective, Two Cool

posted Aug 24, 2011, 9:47 PM by Manny Wilke   [ updated Aug 24, 2011, 10:07 PM ]
We were able to remove all of Manny's bandages, wash his hair, and take pictures for the surgeons before we went to Dr Danny's office. It was great to clean off some of that icky skin and dirty adhesive. Dr Danny removed a Silastic Disk from Manny's ear and thought everything was healing well.
Manny did not wear his hearing aid today nor ask for it. It was weird. The tv was on louder than usual but he didn't complain about not having his hearing aid. He always wants his hearing aid. Always. Dr Roberson thought my 'of course detailed report and pictures' sounded encouraging so hopefully this ear canal repair will restore natural hearing in this ear. We won't get excited yet.
Manny did not want me to rebandage his  head. He wanted to continue to look at his ears. He then went to his framed 8x10 pre-school photo and picked it up and said "I have small ears in this picture". When I looked at the picture, it truely was the first time I realized how small his little ear really was. I mean, I know it was little, but I guess I didn't realize how it really looked. Perhaps I had on my mommy googles. Perhaps it's just a new perspective. Granted, I loved his little ears and it didn't matter to me - it's just hard to explain I guess. He just looks SO different now, he looks so old. He looks so happy.
New photos are posted at Photos - 8-1-11 Surgery! Manny is Two Cool.