Today we had Nika's ABR, which is a sedated hearing test and the most accurate way to test hearing. We decided to have this done since regular hearing tests showed mild hearing loss and she was flat lining on the tympanogram.
Nika has such an easy going personality ... the nurses are always so in love with her. She doesn't cry for blood draws and she didn't cry during the three attempts to place an IV in her arm today. Sigh. In fact, she whined more about tape being pulled off of her than she did needles being stuck in her arm. While her passive/accomodating personality, which I believe comes from being in an orphanage for two years, is good for medical procedures, it really sort of worries me that she has no reaction to pain, especially in a medical setting. Although, she seems to have no problems crying when her sister pushes her around.
So the ABR showed no hearing loss. I was really surprised that she didn't have at least mild hearing loss, so this is great news!
The doctor did note that while asleep and laying on her back, her oxygen level got really low when her head was midline. However, when they turned her head to the right or left, her oxygen levels went back up. I am not super concerned about this since she sleeps on her tummy with her head turned to the side. I will, however, be talking to the ENT about this to get feedback.
Interesting the things we find out, eh?