A couple of months ago I was called to be Primary President in our ward. While I was unsure of the calling, I was psyched to be in with Ruger and watch him participate. You can imagine my disappointment after the first three weeks of watching him cover his ears during singing time, climb over chairs and run back and forth between myself and his teacher...like he was bored. That's really funny saying that now, because he WAS bored....he was going crazy sitting there.
I have known something was going on for a couple of years, but we couldn't pin point it. Hence, the removal of his tonsils last year. Primary was the answer for both of us though, as well as my breaking point. I was talking with my friend Michelle and she mentioned his hearing. I said that we had thought about that, but because he covered his ears we didn't think he was struggling...and also the fact that he speaks OK...not perfect, but his doctor said some kids just don't pick up as quickly as others.
So without his pediatrician's consent (insurance and doctors have done us NO good this year...I quit!) we went to a Hearing Specialist and within 5 minutes she was able to tell us that he has a significant hearing loss in both ears and the fact that he speaks as well as he does was simply MIRACULOUS! (Yes, she said it just like that with italics and caps!)
It's been a few weeks with these little contraptions and his speech has come along way...and the best part is, We say we're having ham for dinner and he doesn't think we're eating our dog, Sam for dinner. Isn't he just adorable? He got to pick out his colors, so of course, we got blue and black swirls!
Disclaimer: We love our Pediatrician and would never consider going elsewhere. It's not unsual for people to think I'm completely paranoid and out of my mind, so we'll give him credit for atleast listening! :)