167. A Hole in Her Ear (2)

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Two days later, Cassandra was still feeling uncomfortable. whooshing sound was constant, and she still felt and nauseous occasionally. Travis had already made an with Dr. Schwartz for Wednesday. On Wednesday, Dr. walked into the examining room in his shorts sneakers; he was semi-retired. Travis told Dr. Schwartz had happened. Dr. Schwartz listened, and then looked Cassandra’s ears.
Yep, he said, her left eardrum punctured. Travis felt like killing himself. “How could happen?” he asked. “I’ve had lots of girlfriends. blew in my ears, and I blew in ears. This never happened before.” Dr. Schwartz said it was unusual, but that it did happen time to time. What could be done, they asked the doctor at almost the same time.
told them that they had two choices: surgery, waiting. The surgery would cost about $2,000. Waiting cost nothing. He suggested that, if Cassandra could the discomfort—she must keep that ear dry at times—for about two months, the eardrum should heal . Surgery, he said, might be advisable after two , but he wouldn’t recommend it now. He could her some medication to ease her discomfort. They to wait. They thanked Dr. Schwartz, and Travis Cassandra to Rite-Aid to pick up the medication. apologized to her again. She said that they pray every night for her eardrum to heal.