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- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Friday, March 26, 2010
I called the ENT's office today to see if Nolan's MRI results were in yet. The nurse practitioner called me back within a half hour to say that the results were in. With the caveat that the ENT has not personally reviewed the scans and that he is just going by the report written by the radiologist, he gave me the result:
There is no Chiari, as expected. There is also no tumor or mass on the brainstem, lesions, or anything indicative of degeneration. This is one time that I am unbelievably grateful for the term "idiopathic." Sometimes, having an unknown cause is better than all the known ones.
The tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy/PE tubes can continue on without delay, and if the central sleep apnea is still there in August, we will begin evaluating the use of a Bi-Pap machine.
There is nothing wrong with my baby's brain. To say that I am relieved would be the biggest understatement in the history of the world.