I was diagnosed with MAI about 1.5 yrs ago and have been on Amikacin now twice. What you need to look for is ringing in your ears/hearing loss. I had my hearing checked 1, 2, and 4 weeks from the start date, and now monthly until the end of treatment. I also have peaks and troughs drawn weekly to avoid toxicity.
I live in Milwaukee, WI, about 1.5 hours from Chicago. Having just had surgery, I am free to meet if you want almost any time. Please let me know, maybe we can meet half way in Kenosha or Racine and talk. Please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org (414) 460-5517 and we can set something up!