Wednesday, May 28, 2014

3rd ABR

Cecilia had her 3rd ABR test done today.  I'm getting better at this whole bring-your-baby-sleep-deprived-to-the-appointment thing.  I woke Cece up at 6:30 a.m., fed her, and then kept her happily awake at home.  When it was time to go, I recruited Ellie to be in charge of keeping her awake in the car.  Ellie was successful in the time it took to drive the big girls to Grandma's house.  Cece cried for about 10 minutes of the 15 minute drive to the audiologist, so I figure she had a 5 minute nap in the interim.

Once we got there, she had her head scrubbed to prepare it for the attachment of the electrodes.  Then I (finally!) fed her and rocked her to sleep.  She was settled by 10:33 a.m. and the audiologist and her intern got right to work.  Cece slept well until they were done around 11:10.  She woke up when they took the electrodes back off of her skin.

Preliminary results show the same things as last time -- no response to sounds up to 90 decibels.  Cece is still too young to officially rule on the Auditory Neuropathy diagnosis, so for now we are sticking with a she-probably-has-this-but-it-may-turn-out-to-be-regular-sensorineural-hearing-loss approach.

Next step?  A sound booth test when Cece is between 6-7 months old, and then trying out hearing aids.
waiting to see the audiologist--so tired!

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