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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 !
Love, Thor

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,

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  • JENNIW70
    Praying for you too Elayne. My mom has severe hearing loss and her life has gotten so much better now that she has hearing aids. She also has an amplified phone. She still has some trouble, but she would really be in trouble if she didn't have anything to help her. Jenni
    3305 days ago
    Elayne, I am keeping you and Thor in prayers that everything continues working out for you both. I am so happy that everything seems to be going well for you both. Our God is an AWESOME God and he will find a way to provide for each of us.
    Blessings and hugs,
    3305 days ago
    Thor has been on my mind so I had to come to this blog and read of the latest. So good to hear he is continuing to tolerate his pills; as best he can. You are a good Mommy to care for him despite your own hardships. I am glad you will be getting care for your hearing. Perhaps you had what I had ~vertigo. It's an imbalance in the middle ear that causes dizziness and a spinning sensation. With me it only lasted 2 days. But it can last weeks. I had never had that before. Amazing, really, how awesome we are made. Keep us posted as to what the doctor says. Again, so glad Thor is still doing well...and hopes it helps to know that others care and are thinking of you...
    3305 days ago
  • VICIOUS421
    Glad Thor is still doing good. Shortie and Vicious (my cat) say to tell him 'Hi' and only 12 pills to go isn't so bad.
    I am sorry about your hearing problem, my boss at work is in his late 30s and has to wear hearing aids, he was born with a hearing problem. He does pretty good with it except when his batteries go dead and he has forgotten to bring replacements with him.
    We will continue to pray for Thor and you.
    Your Friends,
    Kim, Shortie and Vicious emoticon
    3306 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your hearing problem, but God is good and provides for all of our needs. I will keep you in my prayers.
    3307 days ago
  • BONNIE627
    I know what you mean Elayne...when my computer was down I worried about everyone and wondered how they were really do get close to those on your teams that you talk with everyday... glad Thor is doing better...let us know about the ENT dr.. visit
    3307 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    Great news from both of you! Thor, sounds like you will soon be all well and the day is coming when there will be no more pills!
    Elayne, I'm so happy that you are getting new hearing aids. The world will open up for you. Congratulations. So glad that all is going so well for you and your family.
    3307 days ago
    Princess Bird has sent a special message to Thor so I will post this just for you:

    I'm so happy for you that you have found the help you need for "new ears"! My hearing is slightly diminished but not so much that I need help. My doctor says in time he will refer me to a specialist but not quite yet. Isn't it wonderful when things happen in your life that you know God just "put there" or that God led you to? God is great and so powerful. How fantastic is it that you can actually pick out the color of your earpiece? Wow!

    Take care and God bless you!

    3307 days ago
    To Thor, congrats on the one lb loss! emoticon

    Monica, I'm sorry you've been having dizzy spells! And that your hearing is not so good, but thank God you'll be able to get a free phone to amplify conversations for you.

    I hope you get your new ears soon and that they are comfortable! You'll probably be amazed at what you'll be able to hear once you get them.

    I am praying for your friends who have been there to help you get care for Thor and your hearing aids. Even though I don't know them, God knows who they are and I pray He will richly bless them in return for the way they have blessed you.

    I'm falling asleep now...its almost five thirty in the morning and I am going back to bed, but I look forward to chatting with you later today. You are a wonderful wonderful friend!

    Love ya,
    Pixie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3307 days ago
    Thor, your doing so well! WOW 1 pound down.....your doing awesome! I know 12 pills still seems like alot but you will make it!

    Elayne, I too have hearing issues. I hear noises just fine but conversations are a struggle for me most of the time and I avoid using the phone as much as I can as I can not hear people on the phone well, even the ones when I can adjust the volume to high(both my home phone and work phones have this option) and I am thankful for it as if it were a regular phone I would not be able to use it or answer it.

    I too need to go see a hearing specialist but my insurance does not cover this kind of stuff so I keep putting it off. I have really bad tinnitus and have to have white noise all the time or I will go insane listening to the ringing in my ears LOL

    Praying the referral does not take too long so you can get your new hearing aids!
    3307 days ago
    Glad things are going well for you and Thor! Hugs! Beverly
    3307 days ago
    SO happy to hear about Thor's progress! Please continue to keep us posted. My offer still stands!! Michelle
    3307 days ago
    I just love hearing about Thor , The part about the pills is cute, That certainly reminds me of my own fur babies, Glad Thor is doing better, and I am so glad things are going better for you!
    3307 days ago
    Elayne - glad Thor is doing a lot better.
    I am estatic that you are getting the help you need. We are here for you when you need us. God works in mysterious ways. And he is taking care of you. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.
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    3307 days ago
    Thank you for keeping us up to date on all this!! It is so wonderful when GOD uses others to bless us. I know those who help are also blessed, just by allowing GOD to use them, I will keep on praying for THOR. Your love will keep him going!! Have a great night. LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3307 days ago
  • SUNNYGAL2018
    awwww so glad that Thor is doing better and almost done with his mommy giving him those itcky pills....
    we lost our precious Duke last week and it really hit my husband 'hard'...
    please know i am praying for thor and also for you daily and i hope you get your 'new ears' and they are just what you need. :)
    God bless you hun
    3307 days ago
  • NANADA1947
    hi thor, i'm not surprised that mommy is fawning over you...she & daddy love you very much, and want you to be the best you can be..just like any of their "kids" keep taking your pills and we'll keep on praying for your recovery..

    miss E, you emit a beacon of faith, love & hope in what is usually an otherwise "stinky"world of humans..your way of caring and just understanding others is awe inspiring, and i for one, am very proud to call you my friend..
    i hope & pray that the specialist will be able to help you hear normally, i couldn't imagine what it would be like never to hear my "kids" purr or meowing, and if i couldn't hear my music or sing aloud, i don't know what i'd do..
    stay strong, on all fronts, E, GOD's on your side, and so are we.
    3307 days ago
    oh Elayne, sounds good! some of the old fashioned contraptions people used (seen in antique stores) just really didn't work at all. I'm so glad they have some options for you :)
    3307 days ago
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