Traxton had his two month dr. visit yesterday and he weighed in at 11 lbs 5 oz and was 22 3/4 inches long. He has gotten pretty big, which is great. We also found out that he has thrush. Of Course!!! I guess that it is pretty common and not a big deal, but my other kids never got it. Traxton has given us a lot of new experiences. As for his ears... We repeated the ABR a couple of days ago and it showed that they are the same as they were before. That is not good news, since all or at least most of the fluid has drained out. With less fluid in the ears, he should have at least improved with his hearing and he hasn't. After talking to Dr. Marsden yesterday, our plan of action is to go see a pediatric ENT at Primary Children's. He has an appointment in two weeks, so hopefully then we will find out more. They may have to do more tests to find out exactly how severe the hearing loss is. The guidelines say to have hearing aids on before six months old to prevent developmental delays. I do feel a lot better with things than I did last week. At least now I feel like we are being proactive and are working to find out what is wrong and what can be done. I really don't feel as devastated about the likely possibility of hearing aids as I did months ago. I truly believe Heavenly Father knew that I would need some time to accept it, so that is why we have had to wait. I also have fallen in love with my little man and hearing aids or not, I will still love him. I feel a lot of comfort and peace with thoughts of the future for Traxton and I know it has been because all of the prayers from friends and family. Thank you so much for the love and concern. I will try to keep everyone posted with the updates after seeing the specialist.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
We didn't have anything major planned to do today, which is always something rare, so Jared and the kids headed outside to wash the trucks. Ashten and Treyson love to wash the vehicles and their bikes at the same time. I'm not sure if they do anything besides just get all wet, but they sure enjoy themselves.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Today we took Traxton back in for his follow up visit with the ENT. The fluid has drained out and his ears looked clear. We then had to go back over to the audiologist's office to have his hearing tested again. Well, he failed on both sides once again. They don't really know why he is still failing if the fluid has cleared out. We are scheduled to have another auditory brainstem response test done. This was the test that took about an hour and tested different wavelengths entering the ear canal. So basically we don't know anything more than we did when he left the hospital EIGHT weeks ago. I am more frustrated than anything. The audiologist talked about maybe having to just wait until he is about six months old to retest things. Something about the ear canal is flexible in infants and gives a false negative result in determining if there is fluid behind the middle ear. He thinks that maybe there is still fluid that is causing the problems. Honestly, I think that he was just telling me things to get me out of his office. So now we have to make sure our baby is sleep deprived and do the test once again. He actually told me that he wanted to repeat the test for documentation. What does that even mean? I am to the point where I just want to know if my baby has hearing loss or not. I will deal with whatever we are dealt, but I am sick of the waiting.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Today was Ashten's first day back to pre-school and she has been so excited to go back. It has been a long summer away from school. She was so excited that she actually had to pick her clothes out before she went to bed last night. I hope she has as good of a time as she did last year. Treyson wishes that he was going to school too. He even had me take a school picture of him. I really enjoy the time Treyson and I have together when Ashten is gone and I think he does too. Traxton has been growing like crazy. I can't believe he is eight weeks old already. Where has the time gone? He is such a good little boy and we love him so much. He will go all night without eating. He just wakes up a couple of times, but when we put his binky back into his mouth he goes right back to sleep. Hopefully it won't be long before he won't wake up in the night at all.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Today is Ashten's 4th birthday and she is so excited. She has the day all filled up with things that she wants to do. She is such a good little girl who helps me so much. She loves her little brothers and always wants to be around them. We love you and hope you have a happy birthday.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Today was Traxton's blessing day and I am so relieved to have it over with. I don't know why I do it to myself, but it is always so stressful trying to get my house and yard organized to host a luncheon for all our family. It went really well and I think everyone had a good time, but I still am glad that it's over. Traxton was super fussy this morning so I was nervous that he would cry during the blessing, but he calmed down and didn't make a sound. I am so grateful for the help that Jared gave me all week with preparing for the big day and for our family for each being willing to help with the food. Thank you all. Now I can relax and focus on other things-like reading my book!!!