Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ryan's Little Ears

Ryan had tubes put in his ears today. He also had the Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response test done. Isn't that a scary sounding name for a hearing test?

The tubes were inserted without any problems. There was a little bit of mucousy stuff on the right side, but the left ear was completely clear.

As for the BAER test, well, it showed that he has hearing loss. He is 60/70 and the normal range is 35-40. He also has delayed processing. That didn't surprise me. But, I did feel surprised by the hearing loss. Thankfully, it's very treatable. In a few weeks we'll go for a hearing aide evaluation.

The other thing that was stated was that Ryan's overall brain waves were "odd." I have requested a copy of the EEG readout so that I can share it with Ryan's neurologist. It'll be interesting to hear what he has to say about it.

The really great thing about today was that Ryan had NO problems with the anesthesia. What a relief! And, now he's lying next to me in his Nap Nanny just chattering away. Geesh, I love this kid!