And now we find out that she may have never heard sounds, that she may be deaf in both ears. I can't imagine what she has been through. Chuck and I are so in love with this little girl, our daughter. She is so precious to us and our hearts break to know that not only has she been abandoned and neglected, but she may have never heard our voices. I am not being dramatic, but just stating the obvious truth. It makes me so upset that there are too many little Maggie's in their cribs right now, all over the world, that have never known the love of a mother and father. That might have health issues to overcome. That might be neglected even more because of deformities. What do You do when you want to go get every orphan and just hold them and love them, tell them they matter and that it will be ok ?
We are comforted by the fact that our Maggie is home now, finally, and we are able to take her to a top Children's Hospital for tests and treatments. We know also that all the tests so far are PRELIMINARY and we know God can heal our daughter. It is my prayer that she is not deaf and just a stubborn little one who did not want to comply with the Audiologist. But, her unresponsiveness to our sounds and voices tell us that she may be hearing impaired. Of course, I have done my research and know that there are so many wonderful interventions now that help hearing impaired children hear ( Cochlear implants and others). We have started teaching her baby sign language and the boys have oddly enough been taking sign language since August through a home-school class. Thank you all for your prayers, encouraging words and dinners. We are so grateful for the love that has been shown to us and to Maggie.
Hopefully, my next post will say " She can Hear, Praise God !".