My son had his ear surgery today, and Alhamdulilah things went smoothly. It does look like we will be back in six months for another surgery though; they found out that the problem was a little more complicated than they thought.
They ended up removing the bone that is closest to the inner ear and patching the inner ear with a tissue graft from the little bump at the center of the ear. Now, that patch has to take (which will take about six months) and they will put in prosthetic bones to replace the bones of the ear and insha’Allah restore the hearing to normal.
Right now I am just focusing on making dua that this part of the recovery goes well, we will deal with the hearing later, insha’Allah. Please keep us in your dua, it looks like the case is a little more complicated than we thought... But we are on the road to fixing the problem, insha’Allah.
They took some pictures of the inner ear and I will try to post some of them, it is interesting to see how these things work. Subhan’Allah, the whole thing is such a delicate balance and such an interesting system. Alhamdulilah for the fact that we found this when we did. I hate to think of all the things that could have gone wrong with his case. The DR said that adults with similar injuries are dizzy all the time until the repair is made. Subhan’Allah, kids are VERY adaptable and capable of overcoming these things. It is a mercy from Allah, SWT.