Information overload!


This is what we came home with after Little K's post op doctor and audiologist visit. The two James Bond looking cases are all the supplies needed for our new bionic baby. Each case contains one set of C.I. processors and the other is a spare. Thousands and thousands of dollars worth of equipment that our child will be using in order to hear.


As you can tell we went with the Cochlear Nucleus 5 Implant. There are two other C.I companies, Advanced Bionics and Medel ,we had to choose from but we felt most comfortable with Cochlear.





K's implants will not be activated until February 11th, but we met with his audiologist to learn how to put them together and use them. I must admit when my husband and I walked in the room and saw all the supplies, happy was not the term I would use to explain us. Reality hit us that K's and our world was about to change. So much to learn.




After meeting with the audiologist we met with Baby K's surgeon so that he could look over K and see how his incisions were healing.


He got a clean bill of health and we were sent on our way. Isn't this the saddest face you have ever seen?? he was smiling two seconds before and as soon he saw my mother take the camera out he decided to pout. Stinker!! Apparently my mother said I used to do the exact same thing as a child ha!


Gotcha!!



K with his new audiologist Leslie. We are going to get to know her really well from now on. She will be programming K's CI's and seeing if they are working for him as they should.

11 comments:

Ben's Mom said...

Ben has the NC5 also. We we super overwhelemd at first also. But remember you only really need to parts. Don't worry about the rest. Also, Ben hated wearing his before he was activated. We were frustraited and super concerned. Now, with sound going in, he loves to wear his new ear! Don't worry!

Ben's Mom said...

One more thing...check out how Ben is wearing his ear. It works great for him. He hates anything in his ear so we tape the processor to his head and remove all ear hooks. The tape hold the whole thing on. It works great! We used the hat for about a week, then he suddenly stopped needing it. Good luck!

kkohler said...

It is overwhelming, but sooooo worth it!! I am sure you arleady know this! My mom video taped my husband and I at home the first day trying to put Courtney's CIs on for the first time on our own. Frustrated was an understatment!! We will keep you in our prayers to get through this. I can tell you all of the things you hope for for your child - he will be able to do. The sound of rain and thunder - he will hear, your voice, an annoying train, knowing his name and turning his head - he will do all of it!!!!!

Hang in there -it is a crazy, emotional ride, but worth it!

Anonymous said...

Love the new pictures and update! We were at a pediatric dentist this week and a little girl was in there with CI, and she spoke perfectly! It was fun to see her. --Tracye

Cloggy said...

Keep posting...

Brings back good memories..

http://lotte-sofie.blogspot.com/2007/07/bte-or-bodyworn.html

Cloggy said...

btw.. Envious about that remote control you guys have...
;o) LOL...

Lucas'Mommy said...

Wow! So jealous about the N5! So excited for you! It is so much to take in, but so worth it! Love the DMB on your blog!!! Can't wait to hear about activation!

tammy said...

Wow! I can't believe activation is just a day away ... such an exciting journey! I remember too our first days home and all I wanted to do was play with it and check it all out. We ended up taking it completely off his ear and pinning the whole thing to his shoulder for the first couple of months. Little booger just wouldn't keep it on. Best of luck and can't wait to hear about activation day!

Mom to Jiya said...

We have been working with Leslie since the last few months and absolutely love her.
All the best for his activation tomorrow.
Infact, tomorrow we are meeting with Leslie too.

PinkLAM said...

Dr. Peters and Leslie are my heroes! They are both amazing at what they do. If Leslie is even half as good at mapping babies as she is teens, y'all should be in great hands! Good luck tomorrow!

brian said...

Nice pictures and thanks for sharing them. Hope baby K is doing fine. God bless you and your family.

All the best,
Brian
Hearing Aids ny

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