Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement.
Sally had the CT scan yesterday, and the doctor looked at it today. He believes that she does need the surgery. A Cholesteatoma is a non-cancerous growth of the middle ear. As I said before, she did have surgery on this before about 5 years ago. The ENT Specialist that she has now is very thorough and is a very good surgeon. He has been watching this for a while as well as cleaning out the ear, but apparenty there was part of the cholesteatoma that was either not removed last time (by a different doctor) or it has just started to grow back from further back in her ear and was slowly growing outward so that he could see that something had changed.
A hearing test was done, and we now realize that she is completely deaf in her right ear. The doctor believes that he may be able to restore some of the hearing and may even implant the bones that have been destroyed from his growth. We are talking about microscoptic surgery.
My daughter, by the way, is an adult, but not verbal enough to let us know how bad her hearing was. She has Autism. Rather than have her answer to beeps, the doctor had her point to pictures in a book, then we realized that she could hear nothing out of the right ear.
I believe that surgery is the way to go. It will probably be very soon but has not been scheduled yet. I will let you know when it is scheduled. It could do her a lot of good, but it is a very delicate operation in which a lot of things can go wrong. (The is the scary part)
Thanks for taking the time to read all of this. I will update you all as soon as I know when the surgery is going to be.