Monday, May 26, 2008

Our first big step ...

Aiden gets his hearing aids tomorrow. Our appt is at 8 a.m. I know our son is deaf, and I'd like to think I've accepted this, but I don't think I have - not 100 percent - not quite yet. I want to cry just thinking about it, but I know this is our first big step towards his speaking and hearing. I have to be ready for the struggle of keeping them on him, the questions I'll get asked while we're out, ... but of course, it will all be worth it! They say there is a constant buzz coming out of the hearing aids because babies ears are so tiny and their ears are growing faster than they can make new molds, so we'll always be at the audiologists getting new ear molds for them. In fact, one of the families I am in touch with, the little boy's nickname is Buzz - he's as cute as can be and has a great story! I am excited to see what the next step is after this. I think they test him to see if he hears anything with the hearing aids on. I pray that he can, even though they tell me now that he won't, but I refuse to give up any hope, no matter what they say! Even if he hears just a little bit! No matter what though, I'll continuously chat with and sing to him like he can hear, because his smiles and conversation back tell me he loves it - and so do I!

So, here we go, first big step, hearing aids ... all I can say is bring it on, I'm ready for my precious bundle to start hearing!

3 comments:

Bill and Shelly said...
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Bill and Shelly said...

This is a very important step in the process. Remember that even though it may seem like he is not hearing, you are getting his ears ready for the CI. Keep working hard and enjoy all the special moment with him.
We will be waiting to hear how things go today.

Val said...

HOPE THIS ONLY GOES ONCE, BLOGGER WAS GIVING ME MAJOR PROBLEMS COMMENTING

I agree, what we parents tend to focus on in the beginning is what they will be missing. However, what you're gonna find out in the next few years, is how much YOU'VE been missing. He will show you and teach you things that may have been missed or overlooked w/the other children. Did you ever stop and just listen to the leaves rustling in the wind, or a distant woodpecker? You will now! Aiden is gonna prove everyone wrong who had initial concerns of his ability to succeed. Don't ever put any limitations (and don't let anyone else either) on what he can and can't do. Aiden can and will do anything, someway, somehow! Good luck w/those molds. My first child had very malformed ears and were about the size of a nickel. We made molds monthly and they still rang constantly.