We heard some of the best news today - Both Camdyn and Cade have passed their hearing screens! They can hear!!!! When the doctor called with the good news, I cried with tears of joy and relief. I am so happy that they can hear!
When you have micro-preemies, you look at things differently. I actually had the thought that if they can't hear, at least they can see. You have thoughts like, "At least the brain bleed was only a grade I instead of a grade II, III, or IV". You almost are expected to prepare for the worst. We have been prepared for all the bad things all along so when we get great news like this, we are overjoyed!
I'm sure the babies are relieved that Mommy now knows they can hear. I bought them both mp3 players and loaded them with classical music. We've been playing the music for them since they were in isolettes. Ever since I found out Cade failed the last hearing screen, I've been conducting my own experiments. I would hold the music speaker to one ear and see if he would respond in any way. I didn't know exactly what I was expecting him to do. If he didn't respond, I would turn it up and try again. Then, I would move to Camdyn and test her. Poor babies; I'm sure they were talking to each other saying, "Why does Mom keep blaring this music in our ears? We're trying to sleep!" Now, they can sleep peacefully with the music playing softly.
Thank you God for answering all of our prayers. We are so thankful for the miracles you have sent us. Continue to watch over them and strengthen them. Help them to start coordinating the "suck, swallow, breathe" pattern so they can become more successful with their feeds. We praise You. Amen.