Kylie went yesterday for her ENT follow up visit, post-tubes. When we first visited the ENT, he suggested we not put her through the hearing evaluation since the fluid backup was causing a 15-20% hearing loss. She would have failed anyway and I'm sure my insurance company appreciates not having to pay for a test rendered completely useless. Anyway, yesterday they did do the hearing evaluation and she PASSED! Although we already knew she could hear because we have to tiptoe around the upstairs when she's sleeping. The child is a LIGHT sleeper!
Tennessee Early Intervention Services came out for their evaluation late last week. We are waiting to hear back from them on whether she qualifies for any services through the state. The evaluator said she is "almost certain" she's going to qualify for speech since "there is none". Kylie doesn't say any recognizable words yet. She mostly grunts and whines. To qualify for any particular therapy, you have to be at least 40% delayed in one area or 25% delayed in two. Her fine motor skills are probably not behind at all, but gross motor is delayed mostly because she's not steadily walking yet. However, the evaluator thought her fine motor progress would probably bring up the gross motor, so it's less likely she'll qualify for physical therapy (or occupational...whatever it is...she didn't say).
And since I know you love photos...here she is two Sundays ago, sporting the cutest ever dress given to us by my sweet friend Lisa Brown.
What to do with Kylie's hair?! If you remember, she was seriously sporting a Mohawk just a few months ago...
I've always thought little kids with these Pebbles (aka Flintstones) hairdos were to die for. Super cute. But you can also see how long her bangs are in the front. I am not ready for a haircut yet, so this is what we are doing for the time being.