Too Much Coffee Woman (bluebyrd) wrote,
Too Much Coffee Woman

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On going deaf whilst barely fourteen

M., cheeky X-Box addict, first among pupils, the closest I've ever come to having a baby brother and somewhere on the autistic spectrum (not further specified), is turning fourteen today.

He is also rapidly losing what was left of his hearing. The meningitis that caused his right inner ear to calcify some twelve years ago has returned to claim his left side. He's taking cortisones for it or somehting, but it doesn't seem to be making much of an impact. I went to his birthday celebration earlier tonight, and the boy honestly couldn't hear a word I said. So where do we go from here? Ellen-Jamesian notepads? Sign Language?

How is this lad going to be making it through the next three years of school?

Fuck. Fuckety fuckety FUCK.
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