On the 15th I took Jenna up to Riverton hospital to do another ABR (hearing) test. She is only four months old and has endured so much! I sat for an hour and held my sweet baby while they did the test. They had to put electrodes on her head in 4 spots, tubes down both ears, and also a headband looking thing on her head. The instructions for the test were to keep her awake 3 hours longer and wake her up 3 hours earlier and dont let her sleep the morning of the test. I thought YA RIGHT!! She is a baby!! We did pretty good, but I still didn't think she would sleep. When we got it the room I said a quick prayer to ask my Father in Heaven to help me hold her and comfort her so she would sleep. Minutes later she was sound asleep and so peaceful. I knew I wasn't the only one holding her. I sat and looked at her and thought about all she has been through in her short life and how much pain she might have been in at different times. People say they are amazed by my strength, but I am in awe of hers! She is so strong, what an amazing little spirit!
Her test did not go well, they could not get responses in either of her ears. Devestated is an understatment for how I felt for her. It seems like she can't catch a break. We will be going to Primarys to have an MRI done to see what the structure of her ears is like and to see if hearing aids or cochlear implants would help. I hope that there will be something to give her some hearing.
On a good note we were able to get rid of the Apnea monitor! I was so happy! The oxygen is still here, but she doesn't need it too much. Hopefully soon we can get rid of it!
I want to say Thanks to all of you who follow my blog and are so concerned about Jenna. We feel your prayer and are so thankful for your comments! Jenna is a wonderful baby and I am SO blessed to be a part of her life.