The good news is we finally have the full attention of Emmi's doctor. It is a large practice. It takes months to get appointments. Not so for Emmi. She gets squeezed in, in a matter of days. Complete with a full team from Med-El.
The bad news is the news is not good. Emmi's CT scan revealed that the electrode array has migrated out of the cochlea. She currently has four electrodes out. There was a slight moment of panic as they wanted her processor off her head NOW, until they confirmed the four electrodes currently shut off were, indeed, the ones that have migrated out. I have been given instructions to watch Emmi carefully for signs of change and to take the processor off when that happens. I laughed a bit at that one. I noticed the change before it physically manifested. Or really Emmi noticed it, and I observed her behavior. I was telling them there was something really wrong months ago.
It feels a bit real now. In a matter of days, Emmi will no longer fully be bilateral. It will be useless soon. That thing is on the move. Escaping. Looking for a way out. I worried that Emmi would reject this whole process. Instead she has embraced hearing. Funny thing is, hearing seems to be rejecting her right now.
I know she will not go long before surgery. It looks like mid-December to late December as a surgery date. I just hate that she has to go through this at all. I hate that there has to be any down time. And? I also hate that I am no terrified that this will happen again. Yet another thing for me to worry about in the middle of the night.