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I am happy to say that Jake is doing much better a week later. He has had only a couple complaints. The kids moving papers around and tapping pencils on the desk are the worst. His hair is growing back where his incision is, he has been working through his programs, and he has gained back the couple pounds he lost after surgery.
I am thrilled that this chapter is over. The past decade has been filled with anxiety and worry about their hearing loss. There has been denial, guilt, anger, and worry mixed in with all the great things. I am glad that I do not have to wait for the hearing to be gone and the emotions that go with dips. My kids get upset when they feel like they are missing something. It breaks my heart. I know that they feel more confident in their lives with their CIs and I do to.
Cheers to Dr. Bauer, his audiologist Janee, and the entire ENT for Children office.
After a hard summer of losing another 20 db in hearing, Jake is ready for his 2nd CI. We just found out yesterday and we are so very excited. It is frustrating to Jake to not be able to hear out of one ear. He melted down in the grocery store one day because he was having such a hard time hearing us talk. I know that having this 2nd CI is going to help him. Next Friday, the 16th, he will go in for surgery.
Dancing on the way to a volleyball game.
Today as Sammie changed her hearing aid battery, I thought, “this will be the last time she will do that!” The past year has been amazing for her. She can hear so many things that we take for granted. We are very excited for her second implant. I think having some hearing balance will help a lot.
It will be our 3rd implant surgery in a year, between her and Jake. So we are going to be prepared. I will have tons of ice cream, yogurts, and soft foods. Will stock up on ibuprofen, movies, and crafts.
Sammie talking about CI #2!