Thursday, August 16, 2012

{Awww Crap.}

I took Finn in to meet with his ENT today.  We were hoping that the meds cleared up the fluid in his ear and that he could hear.  Well, the meds did clear up the fluid in his ear.  Yay!  BUT after taking another hearing test,  he failed in both ears.  So sad.  Basically he has hearing loss.  How much?  We don't know.  He is scheduled for an extensive hearing test where he will have probs hooked up to him that will test brain activity and a bunch of other stuff, and it will be able to tell just how much he can hear. 

I kept asking the Doctor a bunch of questions, and he didn't like me jumping to conclusions without having the results from the upcoming hearing test to be done.  Here are a couple of things that I gathered from our conversation- It is highly likely that Finn could have hearing aids.  If he has nerve damage that he was born with he could have permanent hearing loss and there is no fixing that. 

I have confidence that he will be able to hear out of his right ear.  It may be with the help of a hearing aid, but I believe that he will be able to hear out of it.  The left ear...... I don't know.  I'm not so confident about that ear. 

I swear when I took these pictures that he heard me talking to him.  At least I like to think he heard me talking to him.  I still can't believe that he hasn't been hearing me all this time.  It makes sad.  I had my moment, (thanks for the listening ear Emily K.) but I'm over it.  I'm not going to freak out until it's time to freak out.

Now if someone at the audiologists desk would answer their dang phones so I can schedule the appointment......


Lisa said...

I'm with you I swear that kid can hear. Maybe next to his noisy big brothers the hearing test seems like nothing. I'll be praying for the little guys ears.

Helelna said...

Hearing you or not he obviously knows he's being loved and loving life! Those ginormous smiles show it!!


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