Tuesday 17/04/90

Hughan had a visit to the doctor and he had just started a discharge from his right ear. He also has a cough and blocked nose.

We went to our local Dr for the first time and I was very impressed with her. She phoned my specialist in Johannesburg to confirm with him as regard her treatment and his health.

Hughan has not had a very good week. He has only been able to wear one hearing aid. But even wearing one hearing aid he has been turning around to our voices and being aware of all the different noises, the washing machine, Tina barking, etc.

Even when the TV is on or the radio (quietly), if I call him he is turning around. I try not to have other noises going on in the house during the day, so he gets to hear different sounds.

He is to have ear drops in his ears for 10 days, so during this time I will leave his hearing aids off, so that ear has a chance to dry up.

(I started this website to help other patents with deaf children through our experience. Our son Hughan was born in 1988 and was diagnosed profoundly deaf at 14 months old. We kept a Diary, so his progress could be tracked between our lessons, as we were living in Gaborone in Botswana and traveled every 3 months to the Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town.)