An Update on Jacob, from Mom

Well, Jacob has lost enough hearing in one month to qualify for a cochlear implant. In 2 weeks, he lost 10-15 db in his right ear. Even though his reaction was, “meh,” his attitude has changed for the better since finding out his paperwork for the CI was sent to insurance. He is very unhappy when he cannot hear his friends. He wants things to go back to the way it used to be. He told dad the other day, “I used to have lots of friends, but now hey try to talk to me and when I say, “what?” they just say, “never mind,” and walk away. Everyone has to get through something. Mine is being deaf.” Wow! Pretty impressive for an almost 9 year old. For Sammie, being deaf has always been a part of who she is. She has never let it phase her. Watching Jacob get to that point has been both heart wrenching and inspiring. I am a very proud mom. 🙂

Jake

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