Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Nicholas is still doing well. Mark couldn't get Tuesday night off so now we will be rooming in on Wed. night and going home on Thursday. Nicholas had his hearing screen done today and he failed in both ears. Hearing loss and deafness is another complication due to extreme prematurity. So now we will have to go to a hearing clinic about a month after his discharge for a more in depth test. He seems to hear us talking so hopefully he just has some hearing loss and is not deaf. He will have an MRI and an eye test done tomorrow.


  1. Happy Easter to the three of you! This is Nicholas' last weekend in the NICU. How exciting! I know the hearing tests didn't come out like you had hoped or even expected since it seemed as though Nicholas did respond to sounds. Lets focus on the positive news which is his homecoming this week and hope that in a month you will get more definitive encouraging news from the hearing clinic. Love to the 3 of you.

  2. What a beautiful picture! As happy as Nicholas looks, he must be anticipating the "Big Day" as much as his mom and dad! My prayers as Nicholas faces a few more tests and the two of you prepare for his homecoming.

  3. Sorry about the hearing test. DJ failed the first time he took his. They told me that the slightest thing can throw them off and they wont pass. With DJ it was feeding time and he was hungry and was fussy, also the babies on each side of us had visitors and there were alot of distractions. So the we had them come back two days later and re do the screening after he ate and moved him to a quite section of the NICU.
    I am so happy for you guys!!! Take Care!!!!