Thursday, July 06, 2006
Update of Jack's Bi-lateral Progress
Hello. It has been a while since my last posting, but I have had nothing to really add regarding Jack's progress and we have also been very busy. Jack's progress with his bi-lateral has been slow. He is defiantly hearing out of it, but has been fighting us "tooth and nail" regarding working with his "new" ear alone. He had an audiology appointment last Monday and we just tested his "old" ear because he was getting upset about taking his "old" ear off and testing his "new" ear.
I have discussed this situation with Jack's AVT and audiologist and they have both said not to push it and let Jack take the lead. He is wearing his new implant religiously all day, every day, so I know his nerve is being stimulated it is just obviously going to take Jack a little longer to get his "new" ear caught up. Oh well......what can I do? I don't want him to not wear it and I know he does like the "new" ear just not alone!
NOTE: Today he got a Pirates of the Caribbean rag to wear on his head from McDonald's and it was fitting small because of his two BTE implants. He asked me to help him put it back on and his "old" ear fell off as I was trying to tighten it. I think because he was only thinking about the rag and not his implant I started talking to him about pirates and the rag and if he needed help, ect. You know what he really is starting to understand.....Yeah!!! I asked him if he wanted help and he said yes with his "new" ear on and then I asked him if the rag was ok and he said ok. It's coming....yeah!!!!
We sure have a head-strong little pirate on our hands! LOL.....