Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanking the Lord above!!!

So many changes in so little time... what more could I ask for? I have a wonderful husband, 2 beautiful red headed boys, and 1 little doggy we call Dixie Piggie!

I recently attended a parent/teacher conference and not to my surprise Nathaniel is not falling behind at all!!! He joins in for book time, circle time, he participates in everything all of the other children do and does great if not better than some!!! Isn't God Great? He has increased his vocabulary up to 20 or 30 words, he knows all of the alphabet, he can count to 10 correctly, and he is even starting to write his name, tie his shoes, and much much more!

Needless to say, I wake up everyday Thanking God for everything he has done for my family and myself. This life wouldn't be the same without him in every minute of it :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Just an update on the little man.... He is doing Great :) Praise God He gets bragged on soo much and he is learning new words everyday! God is Good.... Keep praying for our family :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hearing Better and Better Everyday!!! September 7th, 2010

Nathaniel had his 2nd appointment since his surgery yesterday and everything is going great! He is hearing out of the Left ear at about 50%. A normal hearing percentage is 20 so he doesn't have far to go. The audiologist said that by next month he will be hearing normally out of both ears/Cochlear's. Amen!! That's what I've been waiting to here. There is a lot of hard work of course that follows "Learning to Hear" For example: We went to a football game last weekend and out of all the noise, a cricket chirped.. I told Nate to "listen" and when he did, we found the cricket. It is just amazing to me that he is finally starting to notice the wind blowing, water running, cell phones ringing.... just so many little things that we take for granted daily. Thank you Lord and Thank everyone for all their support and prayers.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Tribute to Nathaniel 8/31/10 at OneTrueMedia.com

This took my like 2 hours so please watch it and I hope you enjoy :) Mommy Loves You Nate

Left Cochlear Implant Hook Up Date 8-31-10

It's a Success!!! Nathaniel went to his Audiologist today and got his Left Cochlear Hooked Up... Sure the surgery is the hard part but today makes all the heartache worth while. He heard sound out of his Left ear for the first time today. We go back every week for the next 2 weeks to "tune" his device to the correct settings and he will be "Set"!!!! Praise God Thank you for all your prayers and God Bless!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Turn on Date for Nathaniel's Left Cochlear

So it has almost been a month and it's time for Nathaniel to finally start hearing out of his Left ear. We go up to Lexington on August 31st to see what will happen. They will put his new Cochlear on and test it and by the end of the day, my lil man will be hearing out of both ears after being born deaf. God is Great, God is Wonderful..... I'll keep ya posted

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Left Cochlear Implant Surgery 08-03-2010

We're home, Thank God! We left out on Monday night to go and stay at The Ronald McDonald House (which is awesome by the way). While registering and coming back out to unpack the overnight bags, a man backed up into my parked car and dented my bumper pretty bad, it will be getting fixed though. The irony is on September 26th, I got ran off the road about a 1/2 mile away from my house - 2 days before his Right Cochlear Implant Surgery on September 29th in the same car.

Okay, so about his surgery. It was a SUCCESS!!! Praise God!!! At 7:30 a.m. he went back to Pre-op, by 7:54 his surgery had started. This is a procedure that can take up to 2 hours. Last time, his surgery only lasted 5o minutes, this time the surgery lasted 1 hour 50 minutes. He looked so much better this time around too. No paralysis of the facial nerves and not as much swelling as last time either. He is such a trooper :)

I will post new pictures as soon as I can for you to see the progress. Thank you for all of you prayers, we appreciate every one of them.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Getting things ready!!

Needless to say, I am very busy... I'm getting all the overnight bags packed up, a dog sitter for the dog, the house cleaned and a whole lot of praying!
This procedure can take up to 2 hours but if there are no complications, mommy will be holding her boy in less than an hour after surgery.
He has been spunky as ever, I guess he knows he can get away with anything right now since I feel sorry for him :(
Please keep him in your prayers as we go through this surgery again. Every prayer is greatly appreciated.

God Bless!!!

The Whittle Family

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


As you probably already know, my nerves are a wreck. I know that God is in control and he will take care of his little children. I just ask all of my friends and family to pray, pray, pray for healing, hearing, good doctors,good nurses, no complications and for all things to go according to God's plan. I will keep you updated on how things are going but until then, all I need is prayer and encouragement. Thank you so much and God Bless!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Nathaniel's Update on his Cochlear Implant

First of all, GOD is good all the time...
Nathaniel has progressed so much, he has graduated from preschool, learned to say and identify colors and numbers, and has increased his vocabulary to at least 10 words!
He was seen last week by the audiologist, his hearing test showed that he was now at a 25 to 30 range, with 20 being a normal person's hearing rate. Nathaniel is doing great although if he doesn't have surgery and get the second implant on the left ear, he may lose the 20 to 30 percent of hearing on his other side. So needless to say, Nathaniel will have to undergo this surgery again.

It is a 3 day hospital stay, then a 2 week healing time process before he can go back to normal activity. Every parent hates to see their child go through so much but if I don't do it now, I would be the cause of his future not being all that it could be.... Keep myself and my family in your prayers as I need them dearly for my sanity and my safety and care of my child.

I go to the doctor Monday, June 21 to consult and schedule the next surgery date... I will keep you posted on how it goes.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nathaniel is going to graduate from Preschool

Nathaniel has been in Preschool since he turned 3 on January 25th,2010. He has made so much progress...

He is trying to count when numbers are addressed to him...
He turns to his name when it is being said...
He will go to the potty and take a bath by just asking him...

Almost every hand gesture we used to use to help him understand things, he is now understand through words...

Here is a new picture of him in Preschool... We are so proud of him and thankful for "The Cochlear Implant"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nathaniel's Progress

The Cochlear Implant is a gift from God!!!
Since my last blog Nathaniel has made so much progress. He has been attending Preschool at a public school. The teachers are getting more familiar with ways to help him learn our language and they are trying to teach him new words everyday and concentrate on listening and repeating words over and over until they click. I am so blessed to have such caring people watch over him for me. I got his first school pictures yesterday and just wanted to share his progress and his new picture. God Bless!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nathaniel's Mapping Appointment 01-12-2010

Today Nathaniel and I drove through the black ice to get his mapping test done for his Cochlear Implant Device. He did GREAT!! When they tested him in the booth he turned to all sounds, ALL SOUNDS!!! He was cooperative, his attention span was outstanding, and he had an absolute blast! When Sharon tested him on the machine, his ABR test responded to ALL SOUNDS as well and it mapped perfectly! I say that with emphasis because he is turning 3 January 25th, and he has never until today heard all the sounds that he was tested on.... So you could say that Mommy is very appreciative and very proud that all the hard work from everyone is paying off for Nathaniel Scott!! Thank you Lord Jesus!!!