Thursday, June 18, 2009

TJ Update~ Got hearing test back!

U/S at 12w4d!

So yesterday, June 16th (ok 2 days ago) we went in for TJ's ABR test and new tubes to be put in and his ears cleaned.
We FINALLY got some encouraging news! We found out TJ has only Moderate hearing loss, so he's not profoundly deaf, only hard of hearing meaning that hearing aids may work for him and he might grow out of some of the hearing issues as his ear canals grow!

According to the dr. his hearing levels are 45 in one ear and 55 in the other... or according to my research he has approx %30 hearing loss in one ear and %45 in another. He will get to learn to speak and hear and say Mommy and Daddy! :) Since he had that surgery for the tubes, he turns his head and wakes up at noise! it's really cool! We're happy to know he can hear mommy's and daddy's voice!
Also, since he's been taking his tylenol orally, we decided to try some babyfood on him today and fed him some applesauce. He did SO great! he HATES the baby spoon for some reason.. a sensory thing I think, but he ate 1/3 jar of applesauce! he wasn't extruding it or anything. he'd actually swallow it! We haven't gotten the "official" ok on feeding him orally yet but his Speech therapist and OT both mentioned they think he can eat orally but would like to get the "OFFICIAL" ok from his gastrointerologist.

We also had an ultrasound for this little peanut growing in my belly and baby looks GREAT. I still measure on track for a Xmas Day miracle! We scheduled my amnio for July 14th so wish me luck that we have a healthy baby (GIRL!) lol.
I'll know approx 7-10days after the amnio if it's a girl and if there are chromosome problems. then 8 weeks after we'll know if baby has my skin disorder. We're excited and a bit nervous.
We got a GREAT sonographer (sp?) who played with the U/S machine for about 30 min showing us 3D and blood flow and everything. He wasn't looking for more than CRL length and est. gest age. that was it.
he said baby looks great and we got to see him or her kicking and moving around.


  1. I found your blog through google- our little guy has a moderate hearing loss (pure tone average around 50dB) and his aids help him a lot! Good luck with getting your aids and better hearing!

  2. I love your ultrasound belly pic!!! So cute! Congratulations. I arrived on your blog randomly and I really like like it! Just had my first little boy, such a wonderful experience. If you are thinking of names by the way, check out where you can search names by meaning and origin. My little boy is called Marlow and he is just perfect. Fingers are crossed everything goes well for you xx