QUOTE (3littlegents @ 14/12/2012, 12:29 PM)
My 5.5yr old DS has had DH and I worried for a while, but the Dr was never concerned as he is energetic and not sickly. We know that something is wrong though.
He had had 3 migraines in 5months.
hasn't gained weight in a few years. He is 17kg and can still fit into size 2-3 clothes. Compared to my other two DS and his cousins etc he is tiny.
He is pale and always has bags under his eyes.
The kicker in the last week or two has been him complaining of everything being too loud and that when it is noisy he can't hear. I think this is what has been triggering his migraines.
I took him to the dr again with the hearing complaint and she said his right ear is "sick" and "dull". Not infected, no wax, nothing antibiotics could fix.
She has referred us to a paediatric neurosurgeon to 'rule out a tumor' then we will see an ENT specialist.Does this seem extreme?
Why isn't his hearing being checked first?Should we be worried?
She hasn't done anything to eliminate our fears. Now we have to wait out Xmas to get an appt, all whilst knowing nothing about what else it could be.
I would be seeing an ENT first/at the same time. I would imagine that you could see and ENT sooner than a neurosurgeon. Not quite sure what a "sick" ear is? I would go back to the GP and ask for an explanation and referal to ENT as well. Actually I would make an appointment with both specialists now and then go and get the referal letters.