Sunday, August 26, 2012

What a week!

Work is crazy, life is semi-crazy, and all the art I have to show you is a somewhat-crazy, completely-unfinished teapot.

There's lots going on, but I wanted to post a question.  Does anyone out there have any experience with single sided deafness?  You see, amongst the craziness of this week, we took Harper to the audiologist and ENT specialist.  When she was at her physical with our family doctor in July, she failed her hearing test.  We had some suspicions about her hearing because if we held a phone up to her ear, she seemed to only be able to hear if we held it up to her left ear.  For a while, we wrote it off thinking that she was too young to talk on the phone.  But lately, when we switched ears, she could use the phone fine.  Anyway, the doctors confirmed that she has severe hearing loss in her right ear.  She has excellent hearing in her left ear, so she compensates just fine.  (Obviously better than just fine, or we would have noticed something more before now!)  We're going to get the CT scan recommended by the doctor so that maybe we can see why she can't hear, and we're going to talk to another audiologist.  The ENT specialist doctor feels fairly certain that there isn't anything that can be done to change the hearing in her deaf ear.  Anyway, I just wondered if anyone had any experience to share?  We'd appreciate it.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Building, Bowling, and Buddies

Harper has been helping her Daddy with his shed project. They're working on finishing the inside.

And we worked on a gigantic marble machine/maze. It still has a long way to go, but we're playing with it as we build it. Lots more levels of fun planned, and then we finally get to decorate it!
And we went bowling with friends.
 Doug must have done something good here.
And there was time for bowling buddies to smile for the camera!