Monday, October 20, 2008

Can you hear that?!

For several year we have suspected that Anna has trouble hearing, but at all of her check-ups her hearing has tested normal.....until last month when they did hearing screening at school and she didn't pass. We took her to the doctor, and to make a long story short...last Wednesday she had surgery to have tubes put in her ears and her adnoids removed. (There was so much fluid in her ears that her ear drums weren't vibrating at all.) She was so brave and did so great! She's almost completely recovered already! The first thing she said to me when she woke up is," I hear beeping (hospital machines), can you hear that?" And she's asked me that several time since. She has never been able to hear those little noises before! I'm so thankful that she can now! Here are some photos of her big day...

Before we left, in her comfy new "surgery outfit."

And a close-up of the slippers:

Anna, Jake and I all had to have matching hospital bracelets:

In her hospital gown before they took her into surgery.

Just after she woke up. She hated that IV and pulse monitor!

She went back to school today and is doing great!

3 comments:

Amy (and family) said...

It is hard to see her in the hospital bed! I am glad we were able to spend time with her on Friday and see how well she was doing. (We missed you!) Love her new slippers too. My girls try to talk me into buying them some at every store we go to. They will be jealous.

The Kenyon Family said...

I am so glad that she is hearing so much better!

RATCH! said...

Oh my goodness she is so cute and brave. Iam so glad that she is hearing better too!