Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What we already knew.

Emmi had an audiology appointment. It confirmed what we have known for months. The implant on the left side is continuing to fail. I didn't need a sound booth test to tell you that between appointments (less than four weeks) she has lost ground. I didn't need to have her hooked up to any fancy equipment to tell you that more electrodes were running high. All you have to do is wacth her for a moment. She lip reads more than she used to. She signs a lot more. She says, "huh" often. She complains that random sounds are "too loud."

The CT scan is scheduled for the 20th of this month. Unless there are some major surprises on it, we can schedule surgery soon after that. Hopefully, by mid-December she will be having surgery. My hope is that before Feburary she will be activated with her new implant.

4 comments:

erika said...

Sorry to hear this about Emmi. Hope the CT goes okay for you guys.

Linda said...

I liked watching the "Humpty Dumpty" explanation, first in its interpretative dance mode and then the actual verbal telling of the story. I know you're anxious to get this CI reimplantion done to get her levels back up again. Who knows what she's hearing inside her head!

leahlefler said...

Goodness, she is a cutie pie! Good luck with the CT- hopefully she'll be up and running with a new implant soon.

Hetha said...

It's so lame that you guys have to go through a re-implant! I have a feeling that it's inevitable for us down the road, I mean technology is not perfect all the time. It's almost a given that we'll experience a failure -as much as it sucks. At least our kids are bilateral and can still hear, and that they have confidence and ability to use sign is also a blessing.