Thursday, August 13, 2009

Daily Dose: Thursday, August 13

12 DAYS TO GO..... until Hope comes home!!!

Hope had a diagnostic hearing test done today. This was a follow up from the previous hearing tests she had been given and did not pass. The test today was more accurate than the other ones so these results are more serious. The technician was able to get a response from one ear, meaning she has at least some hearing in that ear. But, they weren't able to get a response out of the other ear. This could be caused by several things. Hope could have some congestion that would interfere with the results, the test could have been skewed because Hope was moving around, or it might likely be that Hope has some hearing loss. Hope will have an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor take a look to see if there is any congestion, then the test will be repeated. The conclusion from this test: Hope has severe hearing loss. While we are very positive, we are not expecting the repeat test to give us completely contradictory results but we are praying for at least a slight improvement and also that the loss that is present can be managed by hearing aids, implants, etc.

Hope is still growing and is now up to 14 pounds 5 ounces!!!!

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