by sarab (2950 Posts), Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:51 am
Oh, Meg, I'm so sorry! That is such a stressful thing to have to worry about.
I do want to add that Maggie just failed her hearing test last week. It was the same test that Ethan had, where they send the sound in and then it's supposed to bounce back. The tech was like "Oh...well, she just failed in both ears. I'm sorry", and then just left! No further instructions, no mention of further testing, nothing! It was like "your child is deaf...good luck with that!". [}:)]
Well, Maggie is very obviously NOT deaf, but of course we were still worried -- that is such a scary thing. Thank goodness her regular ped visit was that same afternoon. The doc (who we just LOVE -- he is wonderful) said that a LOT of kids fail that test. He said that if there's any sort of fluid behind the ear, then it doesn't bounce the sound back the way it's supposed to. So if Ethan has had even a very mild ear infection or something that would cause fluid at all in his ear, then that could be why he failed. I am praying that that's the case for you guys.
Let us know how things go, and tell your sister that we're all praying for them!
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