Our journey through a prenatal Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) diagnosis and beyond
I wish it were possible to recognize at the beginning of our life’s story what an incredible journey we are truly on. If so, I would have sat down years ago and begun documenting all the ordinary and extraordinary events in this amazing life I have been blessed with. Sometimes, though, it may take just one more thing to open your eyes into the beauty of the life you have led and causes you to pause and truly count the blessings that are now so many they will never be enumerated.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
ABR -- Take 1
Owen was a perfect patient today during his hearing test. He was hooked up to several things, but I got to snuggle him the whole time and he slept like a baby :)
The really good news: He is NOT deaf! (Honestly, before this week when he started to be more irritated while he slept, I thought this was a definite possibility)
The other news: As of now, he has mild-moderate hearing loss in both ears. It is conductive hearing loss, so it could very well be temporary or due to fluid in his ears. Because of his tiny ear canals, they cannot rule the fluid in or out at this point.
Our plan: Redo the test in 2 months. If there is still hearing loss at that point, he will get teeny, tiny hearing aides and his speech development should be on track still. This is good news.
As goes most things in our life, "Time will tell!"