Monday, May 19, 2008

Family News

Today, Allison had her 2nd appointment for her 2nd implant. She has adjusted amazingly well, the biggest problem has been trying to find a way to keep it on her ear. I guess we not only have to train her brain, but also her ear to wear the implant pieces. We have a mold being made, so hopefully that will solve the problem.
She was able to hear at about 40 dc today in the sound booth, which is a big improvement over the 70 that we got last week. She still does not easily accept taking the left side off-she really enjoys hearing. :-)

On another note, Jared lost his 2nd tooth. Once again, he swallowed it. The tooth fairy is getting tired of paying out and not getting anything in return.

Soon we will have a G.I. Joe or should I say G.I. Jordan. He is really close to taking off with the army crawl. We will be missing the days, when we could put Jordan in one spot and he would stay there.


Brianna's Mommy said...

I don't know if it will help at all, because I haven't yet tried it... But I was given a tip to use toupe tape to secure the processor to the child's head. I met a wonderful mother who suggested it to me. It's like double-sided tape. Brianna gets activated tomorrow and I am bringing it with me to the appointment. Good luck with everything, and thank you for all the support you have given us!

tammy jean said...

Bill & Shelly,
I'm not sure if you saw my comment back to yours from my site, so I thought I'd come post it here as well! I'm still so new to this blogging thing, not sure how it really works! anyway - you two have a beautiful family! Congrats on Allison's second activation! How exciting!

Bill & Shelly - I saw your site and am in the process of reading your story - it's amazing - as all the CI stories I am reading are! I am just taken aback by all these success stories of deaf children! I felt like we just moved to Germany and didn't know the language or anyone to help us, but now I feel a part of a community! I would love to keep in touch and will email you soon!

Drew's Mom said...

Awesome news all the way around! You guys are busy.

We'll see you on the 14th.