Saturday, April 04, 2009
Thor has this to report:
MEOW to all of you. Mom's still forcing that pill down my throat. I secretly counted and I have 12 more left. Guess I'll make it to the end. Today I was curled up so nice and comfy in my chair and Mom came and pet my head. And then she did it to me...opened my mouth AGAIN and put the pill in it. Geesh..I can't even take a cat nap around here and be safe! Oh well, I know deep down in my purr of purrs that she loves me. Oh, I lost 1 pound since March 24. I'm only eating 1/4 to barely 1/2 a cup of food a day now. Guess those pills have killed my overly active appetite. Gotta go now... Mom wants to write her stuff. Keep the support coming..I need all I can get !
Hi everyone. Thor really is doing pretty good considering all he has to go through. He is such a good boy.
I went to a real audiologist this week. A woman who is a Dr. of audiology, not just a hearing specialist like the first time a few weeks ago. His attitude was really bad. Anyway, this person was wonderful. Very nice young woman who understood my hearing challenges. I have t go to an ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist) to see why I've been having dizzy spells last month. She said it could be from a problem in my inner ear. So I called my doctor's 's office and asked for a referral to see the ENT doc. Hope that won't take too long. This Dr. said even if I had surgery like the specialist suggested, it wouldn't help my hearing enough. I have severe nerve damage in my right. ear, and moderate damage in my left. I have no idea how or when this happened as I never had an accident involving me ears. Anyway, I was even given an application to fill out and I will even be able to go to a place on the 15th and get a free special phone that will amplify phone conversations for me. I noticed I had to really listen to hear some people's voices on the phone or had to ask the to speak up a little more. This is free through the state of Fl.
I have to admit all of this is very humbling to me, and I am grateful there are programs and people in my life who want to help me out. It's sometimes hard to accept help, but I am so grateful. God has put certain people in my life for a reason, and I am so grateful to Him for watching out for me.
My hearing aids will be the over the ear type because I need something strong. It will have different programs for phone, crowds, one on one conversations. They are all digital. The wire is almost invisible, and the behind the ear piece will blend in with my hair color. Yep I even had my choice of color. I am told these hearing aids should last 5 to 7 years if not longer. Next thing to happen will be to have molds made of my ears. So, hopefully in a few weeks I'll have "new ears".
I am in awe of the loving kindness shown to me by 3 friends these past few weeks who are making Thor's care and my hearing aids possible. All I can say is "Thank You God."
Also, thank you for all of you who are supporting and encouraging Thor and me. I never dreamed I could become so close to others through the computer. I am grateful for this technology. I pray I will continue to remain humble and to continue to encourage all of you like you have done for me. Love you all.
In His Love,