Tuesday, January 16, 2007

does she hear what i hear?

Corrina had another hearing test today, and again the results were inconsistent and she still has liquid/congestion in her ear, so one of the tests was unable to be performed. We were referred onto the next phase of testing because the audiologist thought we were benefit from further testing. The nest set of tests will repeat what has been done, checking for liquid levels and drainage, checking responses to noises coming out of speakers, plus they will place electrodes behind Corrina's ears, put little headphones into her ears and check exactly how her brain/inner ear responds to noise/sound. She has to be asleep for this test. I will post closer to the date, but please pray for us on Jan 26th, next friday, as we take her for this test. We will skip her morning nap in hopes that she will sleep while there so we can test her accurately. Sleep is required because in order to do this test the child has to be very still and quiet, so obviously with a baby, asleep!!
I am not really worried about what the results will be, hearing or not. There are a few programs that have speech/hearing therapy for children her age. One even has a little preschool program so she could interact with other children that have hearing impairment. I am not worried about the costs because i am sure we would qualify for government support. Corrina is such a clever child, i doubt that this would hold her back. It would be a challenge, yes, for the whole family, but challenges build character and strengthen hope in God (Romans 5:4).

On the pretty side of life, we have our wonderful photos back and i would like to share a few!

17 comments:

Tammy said...

janie
She is just precious!!!!!!! can't wait till i can see her and you guys again!!
tammy

mammasita said...

Hey Janie, Those are some really great pictures you have, Is her hair ever growing now!
I hope everything goes well with all the appointment your going to have in the next little while!!

Hope to Chat soon
Take care,
keyra, and elaina

Lori said...

I love that second picture, the close up. Beautiful baby!!

justus said...

Great pictures!!
We will pray for Corrina and her hearing. I am sure that things will be ok.

Happy Early Birthday to Corrina!!

JAnie & DAve said...

thanks all!!

Rachel Z said...

i love that little moose ...

I must have missed background info about Corrina's hearing. Have you been concerned about this for a while?

/rach said...

You're killing me. Your photos are killing me. It's that thing you get in the pit of your stomache, like when poets talk about feeling that comes from the bowels...this comes from the same place. That kid's cute. Someone taught me the phase in Korean for, “You’re killing me”. You say it when you have a crush on someone. Well then, I have a bit of a crush on Corrina. You know what I mean. I can tell by the way you’re reading this comment.

Sue said...

J, D and C,
you are in our prayers for sure!! Keep us well posted. It is great that we live in a country that allows us to take care of the physical needs of our children so well. Praise God that there are doc. 's that know how to test baby ears, and therapists that know how to train them understand and learn more efficiently even with a little impairment.

WHAT A DOLL. man, sooooo sweet. i love the pics!!!

from the naus gang.

the g's said...

hApPy BiRtHdAy CoRrInA!!!!!!!

kelly said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!
i will be praying for you all on the 26th.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Corinna!

mammasita said...

Happy Birthday Corrina!!!!! From Elaina and Keyra!!!!

I hope you had a wonderful day!



Janie, would love to come over on saturday what time?? give me a call...

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to Corrina!!!!! Wow, a whole year!

Pam said...

well I posted a comment yesterday but I guess it didn't work. Anyways happy birthday Corrina!! The scowling picture is great.
Pam

Sue said...

happy bday yesterday, i can't believe it has been ONE WHOLE YEAR!! wow. you are one year old, and so darling. we praise God for the good parents and the rich life you have been given. hugs and kisses.the naus clan.

Claire Colvin said...

What a great three-minute coffee break to stop by and see you three :) I have pilfered the B&W pic of Corrie to use as the background on my computer. I used the full version of the photo and cropped it to width of my screen so it's all eyes and fingers in mouth. what a great face to come to work to!

Also, just wanted to pass along a blog I found (through a friend's blog of course). It's called a year of mornings . Beautiful, simple photos. enjoy!

Claire

Claire Colvin said...

ok the link didn't work. weird. its' here:

http://3191.visualblogging.com/

/rach said...

~~Happy Birthday Today!!~~