After the tubes were in, the audiologists went in and did the ABR which is the most definitive hearing test they can do. This would tell us for sure if it was the fluid causing her hearing loss or if it was a more permanent hearing loss caused by the chemo. After the test was done, they came out and said that her hearing is back in perfect range! :) She still has to have it checked every 6 months, but for now there is nothing to worry about! HUGE answer to prayer!!!
Kennedy did great overall, she had a little bout of nausea after waking up, but they gave her a dose of Zofran and she was able to keep some apple juice down after that and then we were able to go home. She slept the whole way home, and then ate as soon as we got here and now she is up playing with Keeghan!
Here are some pics from pre-op...
And checking Hello Kitty's vitals too (Kitty came in with a fever, Kennedy said)
Kennedy and Hello Kitty in their matching jammies
Driving the car in the hallway... she was trying to talk the nurses into giving her McDonald's! LOL
While Kennedy was in surgery, I met a dad in the waiting room who's daughter is battling Leukemia right now. We of course had some things in common to talk about! Turns out he has had some issues with a doctor at Vandy and has had to hire a lawyer. After tell him our GI nightmare, he gave me his phone number in case I ever need his lawyer's info. Hopefully I won't need it, but it's good to have! On the way to the parking lot we ran into Dr. A. She didn't recognize us. (Probably because it's been YEARS since she's seen Kennedy in her office.) My mom has always told me, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I bit my tongue and kept walking.