Goofing around in the playroom
We are heading to FL for a week on Friday returning on April fools day. It should be a nice break from all of the appointments. Time to just relax and play without the worry about the next appointment.
Matt starts back to work that following Monday. It has been amazing to have him home for these 12 weeks. I am forever grateful to our employer for allowing such a generous policy and for Matt's teammates for taking his work while he was out. I have decided to take 3 more months off to figure out what will be best for Emma.
We still have a lot of unknowns about what is going on. It seems that hearing loss often goes hand in hand with a variety of other symptoms and the doctors want to just be doubly sure that the hearing loss is not a result of a larger issue. Anyway, the path of figuring all of this out & starting treatment for the hearing loss includes visits to all of the following individuals/groups:
1) ENT doctor
3) Speech Pathologist
4) Radiologist for a CT Scan
5) Ultra Sound technician @ U of M
8) Early On Speech Therapist (Early intervention in Michigan)
9) Early On Hearing Therapist
10) Pediatrician (regular visits to ensure we don't have ear infections and that she is gaining weight)
So you can see, we are a busy household. Thank God for University of Michigan Motts hospital and the $2 parking as long as you stay < 4 hours. :-)
Emma takes all of this like a champ by the way. The other day Lexie got a shot at the doctors office and Emma got two. Lexie cried like a baby. Literally, I had to carry her out of the building while she was screaming hysterically like someone just cut off her arm. She talked about it for 3 days straight and she still will mention it ('why did that doctor hurt me?'). On the other hand, Emma took both shots like a walk in the park. No crying, she just watched it happen and moved on.
Bless her little heart, we love her to pieces.