Sunday, October 3, 2010
Nick had another ABR test done on Monday to recheck his hearing and he did great! They said his right ear has pretty normal hearing, he is right on the borderline for abnormal with the high tones though. His left ear is a little worse and the test showed that he has slight hearing loss at all tones. But he still has fluid in his ears and that could cause the test to not be as accurate. He will have another ABR done while he is sedated for his lip repair. Yesterday we met with Dr. Ursick, which is his ENT. He said that he will need to have tubes put in at 6 months, and they will combine it with his formal lip procedure. There is a slight possibility that he could have issues with having the tubes in, his doctor explained that with his cleft there is a chance that his throw-up could come out of his ears and that could cause ear infections but if he didn't have the tubes it would be in his ear drum anyway so it's better that it drains if it can.
He weighs 9 lbs 11 oz! He continues to eat very well and is growing like a weed! He still sleeps A LOT but when he is awake he is looking around and squirming. He still doesn't like to be on his tummy and he has a hard time moving his arms to help him push up but we are working with a therapist through Infant Toddler Services that will hopefully be able to help him.
He doesn't sleep through the night but might sleep for 4-5 hours at a time which is really nice for me!
He has an appointment next week with the eye doctor so hopefully she will be able to tell us more about his eyes and how much he can possibly see.
Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers!