Yesterday we took Kate for her post op checkup with Dr. Jacobs. Since she's no longer an "airway patient", we no longer have to be see in Airway Clinic at the main hospital. We took Kate to the annex facility in Princeton, which was only 50 minutes from our house as opposed to 2 + hours. Needless to say, we were pleased before we even stepped foot in the place. The appointment was fast: her site looks great, keep it covered with sunscreen and come back in 6 mos. Great doc, see ya then. But he did ask about her hearing and when it was revealed she hasn't had hearing test at CHOP in over a year, he decided to do one right then. Thank God the audiologist was available and it was a relatively quick and painfree 30 min. She did 3 tests: the first one Kate wasn't interested in doing at all, the second one she failed. They put probes in her ears and measured her ears response to sounds. It showed no response. YIKES! But the 3rd test was behavioral (put the block in the bucket when you hear the beep) and she passed. Left ear tested completely normal, right ear showed mild loss. So we'll continue to test her hearing every 6 mos until she's 6, then yearly after that. Remember, Kate has Sticklers Syndrome, and progressive hearing loss is a symptom of Sticklers.
Otherwise, Kate's perfectly fine.