The last few days have been hard for Clara. Last weekend, she had to deal with a high fever with gastritis for a couple of days. Two days later, her left ear (once again) released a large amount of effusion. … Continue reading →
Dr. Armin Bidarian Moniri, a swedish ENT doctor working in Portugal, developed a device that helps children of a younger age to balance the pressure and aerating the middle ear. The principles applied in this device toy are the Valsalva maneuver and … Continue reading →
Yesterday was the day for Clara to have new ear tubes. The previous ones felt off: the left one, 4 weeks ago and the right one week ago. And since the left tube came off, Clara has had almost continuous … Continue reading →
One week ago, Clara has also gone through a bilateral miringotomy, before the laminectomy. That way, she won´t need to me put under anesthesia in a couple of months from now again for this surgery. She had a bilateral chronic otitis, due to narrowing in her eustachian tubes. These tubes allow the middle ear to drain and to relieve pressure. Clara had effusion in both ears so they were completely filled, like shown in this animation. The reason for this was because her eustachian tubes were and are quite narrow. So, every sound that she eared wasn´t sharp, but at least, she didn´t show any sign of pain due to the otitis media. Now, hopefully, that will be quite different, for better!