Oh my. The ABR was a nightmare. If OTJ is right and this is a early example of my child's drunken behavior? LORD HELP ME. She is a belligerent little drunkard. Never in my life have I seen her fight like that. Wow. It was impressive. She so badly wanted to keep playing on the floor with the toys, but she kept falling over and smacking her head on things. I had to pick her up and hold her and she was not pleased. She screamed and kicked and writhed in my arms, for thirty minutes at least. A long thirty minutes. It took so long to calm her and get her to sleep that the nurse was coming in with a second dose when she finally quieted. Once she was asleep, it was much more pleasant. I read a magazine while the audiologist did her thing.
Turns out, KayTar has moderate to severe hearing loss in her left ear. Her right ear functions normally. She was fitted for her hearing aid today and after we see the ENT, she will have a pretty new ear accessory. The audiologist said that being deaf in one ear makes it difficult for her to hear when there is background noise, or to tell where a sound is coming from. The aid will help with that. She also said that if this was caused by a virus, like CMV (a suspect in regards to the lesions, too), her hearing could continue to deteriorate in both ears. She needs hearing tests every 3 months to keep an eye on it. So there it is! I'm glad we know and can start helping her now! Thanks for thinking of us today!