My friend Knave (from my previous journal) has seen an ear specialist thanks to everything contributions, and was able to get a clear answer on her hearing situation. It seems she had ear infections, but they are cleared up now. However, they left some semi-severe nerve damage, which is what's causing the pain and swelling inside her head.
The doctor gave her some steroid (prednisone) to use to help with these symptoms, and she is feeling a bit better, but as of now, her hearing may be totally damaged. She was already nearly deaf in her right ear, and now her left is almost gone as well. I will legit learn sign language if that happens. I love her, and I don't wanna not be able to talk to her :( Although computer help a lot with that, at least. We live in different parts of the US, and hearing certainly doesn't effect typing! Hooray for the internet.
Anyway, thank you all again for the well wishes, offers of advice and comfort, and straight up donations. She's felt a lot of love in a hard and scary situation, and is able to see the specialist as she needs to, which I'm super happy for.
6 years, 6 months ago
19 Jul 2012 13:53 CEST