Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ABR test results

We found out Liam has a mild hearing loss, but it is temporary and due to fluid in his ears. He never has ear infections, but has had chronic fluid in his ears for some time now. The docs are hypothesizing that this is one reason his speech is delayed. We are meeting with an ENT sometime in the new year to determine next steps but we really hope to avoid a surgery to put tubes in his ears. He's just been through so many surgeries, and the fluid will clear up and only cause speech delays, we hate to pursue it further. However, we'll consult with the experts and then make a decision. Based on this news and the recommendations that were made by the occupational therapist who did his feeding eval recently, Liam will be starting both speech and occupational therapy in the new year.

I tried to post Christmas pictures last night, but we got a new computer and I need help figuring out how to set up the e-mail account. Grr. I love technology, but trying to get everything set up on a new computer can be very frustrating!!

All the best to you and yours in the New Year!

In Christ,

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Helmet Check News!

We are very happy to announce that Liam was seen by Dr. K this a.m. who pronounced his head round enough for now. Well, he used doctor-type words that make it all sound more official, but the general gist is that we don't have to go back for 5 months and he can be helmet free for now. We'll see what he says in five months!

We are gearing up for the holidays around our house. Bill has done all of his holiday decorating outside but Lisa still doesn't even have the tree up inside. Actually, it's up, just not in the right place (Bill says it blocks our monument to stupidity--a.k.a. the too-big TV set we own) and is not yet decorated. We wonder if we'll ever get the Christmas cards mailed out this year. WHY do the days go by so quickly the older you get? Time is wasted on the young!! ;)

Liam is now sitting up on his own and Sarah is beginning to pick out words when they are written on a page! We're equally excited about both accomplishments! Wooohooo!

Next step for Liam: ABR (fancy hearing test done under sedation) at our beloved Children's on Friday. We'll post an update when we get the results!!

Thank you for all your prayers--don't stop praying for our little miracle!!

In Christ,
Bill and Lisa