Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Birthday Month!


Wow! What a busy birthday month....my mom, mother-in-law, and two sister-in-laws! Three are in one week! :) I had a lot of fun making these cards. I definitely had difficulty stamping the words straight!
I was off last week on vacation and had plans to stamp the entire week. Sometimes God has other plans for us! The Saturday that my vacation started I was nailed in the head by a waterballoon (during a battle - it was accidental) and felt a searing pain that went away quickly and then I could not hear. Felt okay and spent the rest of the day out on the lake. About 3 1/2 hours I was tired of having "water" in my ear and had my sister-in-law pour rubbing alcohol in my ear to evaporate the water. NOT A GOOD SUGGESTION. I didn't know that my eardrum was perforated before I had her pour in the alcohol. Within 20 minutes I was so ill I couldn't stop vomiting and my vertigo was so severe I could get off the bathroom floor. I added too much fluid to my inner ear. I finally got to the ER to get shot for the nausea and anti-vertigo medicine. Needless to say, I didn't feel like stamping very much last week. So....the good news is that my ear drum has already healed. Bad news is that I have moderate hearing loss in my right ear (can't hear unless it is at least 70 decibels) and no taste buds working on the right side of my tongue. My hearing should have improved when the ear drum closed. The alcohol may have permanently damaged the hearing and taste. I saw an ENT yesterday who did not give me any encouragement. So please say a little prayer that my hearing improves! We are doing everything that we can - I took a steroid shot yesterday and start an oral steroid in 6 days and I am on oral antibiotics and ear drop antibiotics. I would appreciate prayers that my hearing improves. I am a speech therapist and I need it to hear the sounds my kids make at work so I can help them. If it doesn't improve I will get a hearing aid! God doesn't give us anything we can't handle....right??? Right!!!!!

8 comments:

Lauri said...

wow! oh no!!!!! my prayers are with you!! but you are right, you can handle this!

Haylie said...

I'm so sorry about your ear. I will be praying for you! Very pretty card!!!!

Drew and Ashley said...

Wow!!! I will definitely be praying!! Keep us posted...

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness. . .that's quite a week you had! I will keep you in my thought and prayers. Hope your hearing improves!

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry about all the trouble that you are experiencing! I am a SLP as well and can totally understand your worry! I wish you the best with your recovery and will keep you in my prayers!

Gretchen Clark said...

I will keep you in my prayers.

cute card btw!

Lynn said...

Oh my God Julie! How awful! I will be saying a prayer that you are able to heal and everything turns out alright.
You poor thing.
Take care.

Lynn said...

PS, Your card is fabulous!!! I love the colors and paper piecing on your Bella!