Friday, April 08, 2005


Originally uploaded by jacquichris.
As Mom has pressure equalization tubes in her ears, she narrowly escaped having water trickled in her ears. Without doing the Chinese water torture test, they cannot say for sure that she does not havve a compensated vestibular issue.

To make up for this disappointment, they instead performed a test where the doctor whacked Mom repeated on the head with a mallet (100 times very quickly) while she kept her head partially elevated but in a supine position. They claimed that they would measure inner ear function via electrodes on her neck muscles but I'm not sure I'm buyin' it...


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