Monday, November 9, 2009
We had our first visit with Price to see Dr. Molony last Friday. Dr. Molony agreed that it is time for Price to begin his journey for his first CI. We found out about Price's hearing loss in May 2008, two months after he turned 3. He was diagnosed with a mild sloping to moderate loss in both ears. Since then his loss has progressed and now it is moderate-severe sloping to profound bilateraly. He has worn Siemen hearing aids since June 2008. He was placed in a reversed mainstream Pre-K class and has done GREAT. He has had speech therapy twice a week for the past year and a half. But with his progressive loss he is still missing those hard to hear sounds, s, th, f, and p. I am a little nervous because he is older than Sophie was when she was implanted. I feel that since he is older it will be more tramatic for him. I am also nervous how he will accept the CI. Being he has had the capability of hearing thru his hearing aids for the past 17 months. This will not change my mind in getting the CI, but my concerns are different than they were when I decided to get both of Sophie's ears implanted. I am very excited for Price. This will only boost his life in so many ways! I am eager to see the Nucleus 5 up close!
Friday, February 6, 2009
I want to apologize for the laps in time from the last time I posted. I have had computer problems for the last 4 months and have just been able to get all of that fixed. The kids are doing wonderful. Andrew made honor roll this last nine weeks :) So that was a great accomplishment for him. We had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh and the Snow Day was great too. Lots of new words for Price and Sophie on the Snow Day. Christmas was filled with lots of love and laughter. The kids got way to much :) Sophie was mapped again in December and we actually go back next week for another. But this last mapping has sure made a difference in her ability to hear soft sounds. I feel that she can pick up on more of the higher pitched sounds. She is able to pick up on the S sound more often. She is speaking a lot more words. Her vocabulary has grown so much since her last mapping. Sophie speech is going great. She still amazes us at each session. Price has also been doing marvelously. He sees his speech and TOHI each once a week. He last report showed he was right on course on meeting his goals. So that makes me happy too. Another great thing that happened over the last couple of months is I was awarded Infant Financial Aid for Price and Sophie thru AGBell. So that was also another great achievement for us. For more information on the Financial Aid that is offered thru AG Bell visit their website at www.agbell.org I will continue to work very hard at getting my children all they deserve.