Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Activation Day today!!!

Well, we finally made it to the activation day. This is the day that we have been waiting for since we first found out he was deaf. Kevin did amazingly well today. He smiled the first time he heard sound!!! He was so curious everytime there was sound and looked around. When they did the neural testing, he started to sing at each interval. I can't wait to see him really take off with his language. We started with the left side and got more responses from that side, but I think that is because he was getting used to the sound and was also very tired by the time we reached the right side.

He was soooo wiggly the whole time and it was very hard to hold him still for the mapping, but managed somehow. I think he is going to do great with the implants! He seemed to really like the sound he heard!

Annie (our audiologist) set the setting very conservatively. I will increase the sound over the next few days and then we go back and get it re-mapped. Hopefully we will see him respond to sound more after that.

I am pretty overwhelmed with the new role I play now. The CI falls off very frequently and I feel like it is up to me to get him to talk by providing therapy at all times, but I can't say anything bad about the technology that is allowing Kevin to hear. It is just a little scary today because the realization has set in that this is really happening.

Kevin continues to be a happy little boy and the sound doesn't scare him at all. That is the great news!!! Thank you for the miracle technology that is allowing our little boy hear!!!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Wonderful news! Am so glad he is off to a good start! I love the fact that he started to sing! :-D Looking forwrard to hearing more updates.

Laurie in TN