Alayna was first up as she is always the easier of the two when it comes to anyone touching or checking them out. Alayna did the sound booth test and her hearing was declared perfect. Her tubes are working their way out and the doctor didn't think either one was working at this point so with a perfect hearing test we were pretty excited. We won't schedule more tubes unless she starts having issues.
Then it came to my sweet Dariya. This girl has come a LONG way in being tolerant of doctors and such but, she still hates to have those things put in her ears. She allowed the tech to look in her ears. One tube is working it's way out. She played the little where is your nose, eyes, feet etc game with the tech.
Then for the sound booth test and even with me kneeling in front of her she began to cry. She wasn't crying hard or too loud but, it was loud enough that she couldn't hear the tech tell her the directions (where is your eyes). Dariya pointed to her nose correctly once and just sat and wept for a little while and the tech ruled it yet another non passable test. UGH. I swear Dariya will be 20 when we finally get an accurate hearing test on her. I know Dariya can hear at a whisper so I am not too concerned about her hearing at this point.
Although I do have to remember how far she has come. She doesn't mind trying on shoes, going to the pediatrician or even fuss too much for shots or blood draws anymore.
We will follow up in 4 months this time as the doctor was pretty sure their tubes would be out by then. Maybe then I will take backup (daddy) and we can get a good hearing test.
Wish us luck.
|The girls dance troop performed at our town's weekend celebration.|