Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Can you hear me now?

'Well, yes I can actually!'

So said Lucas last week. (he he) We had Lucas hearing test last Wednesday up at Mary Bridge in Tacoma. When we got there we actually had a nurse that we had before when Lucas had his last surgery. One that I loved, thankfully. I remembered her because she talked too much. (Is there such a thing?) She was great. Anyway, we assumed that finding a vein was going be a difficult process because he has teeny tiny curvy veins. So we hot packed 2 feet and 2 hands in preparations. After answering a ton load of questions, surgery, allergies, blah blah blah. So they took him across the hall and I spoke with the audiologist. The anesthesiologist came in and went over the same questions I had just answered and then they got started. Lucas was sedated, but it was a really light sedation. Nothing major like for surgery or anything. He fell asleep withing 30 seconds. Wouldn't that be nice at the end of a long day? 30 seconds and you're out. Nice.

So after the 40 minute wait, which I LOVED. 40 minutes of quiet for mom? Yes please. I spoke with the audiologist and she gave me pretty good news. His right ear was normal-unlike the last time she told me his right ear was worse. His left ear has a moderate-significant loss, but nothing that we would notice because his right ear makes up for the loss in the left. She wants us to see an ear, nose and throat DR to find out the reason for the loss in case its preventable for the right ear. And she wants to do another test in 6 months to keep track of his progress.

Overall, I was pretty excited. Coming from the last test where she said he had a significant loss in both ears to this was fine with me!! We won't be needing a hearing aid just yet, and that makes me pretty happy too. I knew he could hear, I knew from long ago. And I told her that! So there.

By the way, prayers really works!


Rachael said...

Praise God...that is good news. And he looks pretty pleased with himself in the pictures too:)

Gary and Samantha said...

I love the video, he looks so happy :) Im glad to hear that everything is good!

Anonymous said...

That is great news Rachel!

Anonymous said...

That is great news Rachel!