Thursday, December 20, 2007


I was so amazed to hear Kevin whispering today. My husband whispered something to him and he whispered his answer back!!! I don't exactly know why I am so surprised that Kevin can whisper, but it just fascinates me that he can detect and mimic the volume level in someone's voice. He seems to be adding words daily to his expressive language and his clarity is getting better and better.

On another note, we are experiencing some frustrating issues with his processors. It seems that the processors are faulty and they have all (4 of them) decided to break in the same week. The processor is locking when you turn it on so that you can't adjust the volume, program, or even turn it off without taking the battery out. Luckily, the processor is locked on the correct program. The bigger issue is, however. when I called Cochlear for replacement processors, they told me they don't have any. The processors are backordered. How absurd is that????? A cochlear implant company doesn't have any processors? Well, it turns out it is true. The processors are refurbished and too many people haven't turned the broken ones back in. Luckily, our implant center is giving us loaner processors to get us through until we can get our new ones. There was about 2 hours that I didn't know his still worked and I thought we wouldn't have them for a few weeks. Needless to say, I was crushed that his first hearing Christmas would be in silence, but all is well again, and he will hear Santa's reindeer land on our roof! :) Just one more gray hair for me from this experience!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

P.S. Here's some blogs & videos
that I found of interest as
I negotiated my way through

Every Student
My Blog Video
Religion Comparison
Avoid This Place
Danish Cartoons
Arabic Cartoons
Muhammad or Jesus???
Answering Islam
Is Jesus God?
A Short Look At Six World Religions
God's Word in different languages...
How to become a Christian
Who Is Jesus?
See The Word
Watch The Jesus Movie
Spanish Cartoons
German Cartoons
Chinese Cartoons
Italian Cartoons
Greek Cartoons
Japanese Cartoons
Portuguese Cartoons
Around the Well
French Cartoons
Hindi Cartoons
Russian Cartoons
Little Girl
Get Saved?
You & Sin City
Mysterious Disappearance
Evolution Video
The Departure
You Need To See This
'Thought & Humor'

Tell me sometime what your
thoughts are about all this:O)