Cary is not going deaf!
Praise the Lord!
Instead, he has yet another double ear infection, and lot of fluid behind his ear drum, which the doctor says might make it seem to him as if he were listening to us from under water.
He also said two sets of double ear infections in a row, in and of themselves, is not cause for concern.
But just to set me at ease, when we've gone through this round of antibiotics and gotten the all-clear in three weeks, he said he'll give me a referral to the audiology center for a hearing test.
Now see? Aren't you glad I didn't jump to conclusions and assume my child had progressive hearing loss? Aren't you glad I didn't worry about this since there wasn't really anything to worry about?
(P.S. Thanks for all the support over the last couple days, as I was absolutely NOT WORRYING about this!)