Well, I ruptured my right eardrum last week. I woke up Thursday about 3AM with a terrible earache. About 6AM I went to Baylor University Hospital in Dallas to have it checked out. After about 3 hours in the Emergency room, the doctor told me I had a severe ear infection and gave me a shot for the pain, sent me home with amoxicilan and vicodin. I slept for a few hours and woke up around noon. I layed in bed for a while, then I heard this gushing sound in my right ear. Went to the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and there was blood coming from my right ear.
So, I went back to the hospital and there were about 1000 people in the waiting room of the emergency room at Baylor. So, I went to the SMU health center and they told me it was ruptured. Gave me another shot and sent me home with more vicodin and a cipro (used to treat anthrax).
The thing bled all weekend, and I went to an Ear Nose and throat doctor today. He said I had lost a great percentage of my hearing and that the infection was really bad. It was the worst pain I had ever felt.
So, he sent me home with some more medicine and a topical antibiotic. Howveer, he said I might have to have surgery to repair my ear.
Do any of you know how severe a ruptured eardrum is and will my hearing ever be normal?
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