Sonita underwent ear surgery so she can hear and communicate clearly.
Sonita’s operation has improved her quality of life by eliminating her ear infection, as well as her ear discharge and discomfort. Removal of the cholesteatoma is important to prevent further damage, which could have resulted in permanent hearing loss.
She will have to keep her ear clear of any water until her ear heals. Ten days after surgery, surgeons removed the sterile gauze and made sure she was healing as expected. She will use ear drops and take antibiotics to prevent infection. The surgeons are looking forward to witnessing her progress further during her follow-up visit next month. She looks forward to returning to school and shared that would now like to be a nurse when she grows up.
Her parents were very thankful to all the staff for the operation for their daughter. Her mother shared her hope that Sonita’s ear infections will stop, her hearing will improve, and she and her husband can go to work every day without concern for her daughter’s disease.
Sonita's operation has improved her quality of life by eliminating her ear infection, as well as her ear discharge and discomfort. Removal o...
Sonita is a four-year-old preschool student from Cambodia. She is the only child in her family, her parents are Khmer teachers. In her free time she enjoys playing with toys and reading books.
One year ago, Sonita had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Sonita experiences hearing loss, ear discharge, bad odor, and pain. It is difficult for her to communicate with others, and she often misses school due to the ear discharge.
Sonita traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 9th, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $925 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Sonita’s mother said, “I hope after surgery her ear pain will be gone, the discharge will finally stop, and her hearing will improve.”
Sonita is a four-year-old preschool student from Cambodia. She is the only child in her family, her parents are Khmer teachers. In her free ...