Monday, April 10, 2006

Diagnosis

Suzy took G'ma Carter to the doctor today for her follow-up appointment. The diagnosis was "Benign Positional Vertigo" or BPV. G'ma had told Suzy last week that they had cleaned out her inner ear and that they were going to clean out the other one this week. This sounded really strange to Morris as they can't just clean out the inner ear. The main thing is that it is something that is definitely there and not Parkinson's or something that she will have to learn to live with. They should be able to treat it, and according to several sites that I googled, it may even be better after the second visit. Basically there are crystals that form in the ear and roll around making her dizzy. They move the crystals to a different part of the ear so that they can dissolve. Worst case scenario sounds like they may have to operate, but we will keep our fingers crossed that it won't come to that.

She had asked for a blessing from Abe and Morris the night before the appointment and so when the doctor told her he knew what it was it wasn't a surprise. No tests or prolonged probing, just simply "I know what is causing your problem". Faith is a wonderful thing.

2 comments:

Pen-nut said...

That is good to know. We've been praying for her. It's good to know that it's something that can be treated. Hopefully she'll soon be back to herself. Thanks for letting us all know.

dacheese said...

When we went to see her on tuesday night she seemedf much better! She was so happy to see us! Madder loves to play on her floor!