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|Wed, 08-08-2007 - 9:53pm|
My name is Tina and I'm a first-time Mom to the love of my life, Christian. Christian failed both of his OAE's in the hospital, and were referred to an audiologist, who also administered an OAE, which he failed. At 2 months of age, we were sent to an ENT to check for fluid (none was detected). The ENT's office had their own audiologist team, who conducted more OAEs, which after some patience and time (we were there for 3 hours!), Christian did end up passing. We had an ABR scheduled, and our pediatrician instructed us it was not necessary.
We just went to his 6 month follow-up with the audiologist, who conducted another OAE, and he has failed these tests again. So, we are back on square one. We have rescheduled the ABR for next week.
I am confused as why he is passing some of these tests and failing others. Christian is now 6 months old, and my husband and I are so upset that he may not have been getting the treatment he needed due to a misdiagnosis.
I'm going through an emotional rollercoaster. Christian is such a vocal and responsive baby. He coos and laughs and yells all day long. I shake a rattle behind his head, and he turns. I drop a book on the floor, and he responds. We are just so confused, and I am so so scared.
I'm looking for some other Moms who have gone through this...it seems like no one can give me answers.