Sunday, September 2, 2007

1st bad mapping

We went in last Wednesday (5 days ago) to get re-mapped. Annie (the audi) tried to bring up some of the lower frequencies based on what I was telling her Kevin was doing. She thought he might be getting too much high frequency, so she went against his neural test results a bit. She said it would either be very positive or very negative for him. The last few days have he has been fussy and this evening he refused to wear his processors for the first time EVER! Needless to say, I was very worried about this, but as soon as I put on the old map, he was very happy and wanted to wear them again. What a relief! I was so worried that he wouldn't want to wear them at all!!! It was quite a stressful night for me. I just want things to go smoothly and never want him to be in pain, which I guess he was in. Events like this make me sad that he just can't hear like the rest of us, but I am sooooo grateful for the technology that we have been given to allow him to hear as good as he does.
This is a big reminder that there will be ups and downs with this process. Not that this was a big 'down', but there will be challenges along the way. The whole process is very trial and error, especially until they can tell you if it sounds better or worse. I just have to have faith that they are working at their top potential and that he will continue to do great. So far, so good! In a few weeks, I will turn on ADRO, a special program designed to make speech clearer. Let's see if he likes that program!

1 comment:

Drew's Mom said...

Cute pic!

Can't wait to hear what the ADRO program is like and if you notice any differences. Drew's programs are all ADRO now.