We're leaving home at 6am Monday morning to drive to VA to be at the hospital by 7:30. Gwyneth will be sedated and given an ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) Hearing Test. Although we're not sure if we'll learn of the results tomorrow or at a later date, this test should help determine if Gwyneth has hearing loss and if she needs further testing. The test is relatively simple, and we should be home by mid-afternoon.
As I've mentioned earlier, although her doctors believe that Gwyneth has mild to moderate hearing loss, we're not so sure, simply based on our experience with her. We're not in denial, and we're certainly praying that she does not have hearing loss, but, either way, we'll gladly continue to accept our little girl just as God made her and move foward with helping her to live as normally as possible.
We'd appreciate your prayers that Gwyneth will not be grumpy from the sedation, and that, either way, we'll have more information so that we can move foward with the best care for her. I'll update when I can.