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.