Sunday, October 30, 2011

What did you say?

I realized that I mentioned Reagan's hearing test and visit to the ENT a while back and didn't report back with the results.  Reagan acts like she can hear well.  She looks at us when we say her name, she signs on our request, she responds to sounds.  However she does still have some hearing loss.  The ENT says she has fluid in both ears which is causing some if not all of her hearing loss. (think trying to hear under water)  We are of course praying that it is the cause of all of it because it can be fixed.  Will be fixed as a matter of fact as her ENT (another fabulous doctor, I will be forever grateful to our wonderful midwife Lori for sending us to the best pediatrician ever who has set us up with some good specialists!) has determined that she should have tubes put in her ears.  It is a small procedure that will only take about 20 minutes, but she does have to be put under general anesthesia so Mama is nervous about it.  Her surgery will be done outpatient on Wednesday and we should see an immediate difference.  She has been "talking" more lately with her signs ("ah doh" when signing all done etc)  so it will be interesting to see if hearing better encourages this.  Check back Wednesday to find out. :)

5 comments:

My Little Wonders said...

Oh she is so cute! And I will definitely check back to see how the tubes are doing.

Team Lando said...

I love those squishy cheeks! She is beautiful!

teal915 said...

It's scary whenever your child has to be put under. My three year old just has his second set done a few months back, and it really is a quick and easy procedure. They are back to themselves later that day. The only thing I would warn you of is if they let you go back while they put her under. We did for my son's first procedure, and that is pretty traumatic. My son was scared when they put the mask on, so he was fighting and crying, and then he was completely still and lifeless almost. That is rough to watch. When they come out of it, they are also pretty confused and upset too. Those are the worst parts, but it's all over SO quick. She'll do great! And hopefully, her language will take off afterwards.

CM said...

I will be excited to hear how Raegan is doing after her tubes are put in. ps - Those big brown eyes are gorgeous!

Ilisa Ailts said...

We are going through the exact same thing with Calvin!! We will likely go the tube route in a month or so.