Saturday, February 28, 2009

Prayers for Asher

Don't worry, Asher isn't sick, or hurt, or anything. But this morning, when I got up, Nathan had the boys up on the kitchen bar in their bouncers while he was making breakfast. Asher was on the side closest to the hallway, so I walked up to his bouncer and started talking to him. His head was turned towards Nathan in the kitchen and no matter what I said or how loud I talked to him, he wouldn't turn towards me. That got me worried, so we started kind of testing the waters. So far, he has yet to turn towards our voices, startle at any loud noises, be soothed by our voices, or anything. But as soon as he catches sight of us, he's all smiles. So we're fairly worried about his hearing, especially since through all of that, Levi has been responding to everything.

So we need your prayers, big time. We plan on calling the local audiologist on Monday and getting him in for an appointment as soon as possible, since they do infant hearing screening. Both of the boys were screened while still in the NICU before they were released, and both passed, but that doesn't mean something couldn't have changed in the past few months.

We'll keep you posted. We took a day trip to Nampa this afternoon to go spend Nathan's birthday money and give ourselves a distraction from all of this, which was nice. It was fun to have that time in the car to just talk with Nathan and enjoy his company.

3 comments:

Arly said...

I will certainly pray for him. Maybe he's just showing you a stubborn streak early...

Carly Carlson said...

I hope Arly is right on this one! :) You're in our prayers for sure. Miss ya!!

Lindy said...

Yeah, we're hoping he's just practicing his male selective hearing. We have gotten him to startle at loud noises a couple of times, such as Nathan saying his name loudly while he's laying in his crib focusing on his little music box thing or when the dog barked. So we're wondering if he's maybe lost some of his hearing but not all, or like you guys said, maybe he's just ignoring us, ha ha ha! Thanks for your prayers!