Thursday, June 12, 2008

Never A Dull Moment

Things are going well for us, for the most part. However, for the past few weeks we have been concerned that Nathaniel isn't able to hear. We did several very non-scientific tests at home, all to no avail. Yesterday I took him to have an actual hearing screen done and it looks like we were right. He did not respond to any of the tests nor did they detect any movement in his ear canals from his ear drums, etc. They were reluctant to give us a definitive diagnosis until we have one last in depth test done. We're waiting to hear from our pediatrician to get this scheduled. It will be done at the hospital, hopefully sometime in the next couple of weeks.


Of course Brent and I are sad at the thought of Nate being deaf. But, once again, we are reminded of how blessed we are to live where we do. Rochester has an amazing deaf community and there are so many resources available to us here. We even have an ASL interpreter in church every week. There are awesome schools and we know that it will all work out.


We'll know more after the next test. I'll keep you posted. And of course, it doesn't hurt to pray for a miracle. :)

5 comments:

jkribbit said...

Jodie, I'm so sorry...it's hard to believe he can't hear - we had several meaningful conversations while I was there! Even thought it's so far from me (wink, wink) I know that the Lord led you to where you need to be for your children. Isn't that amazing? Good luck, you're always in my prayers! And please give Tyler, Emma, and Naters a big hug and kiss for me!

amy flege said...

oh no. thats not the news i wanted to see!!! i will be saying prayers and hoping for a miracle!! hugs!

Erickson Entertainment Weekly said...

Oh Jodie, I'm sorry. I know this has to be such a hard thing for you guys - especially now. How lucky he is to have you guys, though. Just think, this will just add one more talent and gift to your well-rounded life. Best of luck. Miss you and love you.

Julie said...

Oh Jodie, I look at his BEAUTIFUL smile. It is so hard to believe. But, its good to know he is so happy! We are in a great area and WILL be praying for a miracle! :) julie

Sustenance Scout said...

Jodie, that glorious smile of Nate's will get him through ANYTHING, especially with the love and support of his wonderful family. Hugs and more hugs from Denver, K.