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: